Theatre group begins new season

The Lycoming College Theatre Department’s Emerald City Players will perform “A World of Many Tales,” this spring at various locations. The show will be directed by Tiffany Towns, visiting theatre professor and costume designer, who wrote the piece while she was a graduate student.

Lycoming students Jamie Pawlick, a senior majoring in English-creative writing, is the costume designer; Paul Sweet, a freshman undeclared major, is the set designer; and Jonathan Bartholomew, a junior music major, is the technical director and props master. Student performers are Zachary Campbell, freshman undeclared major; Nathan Kaczmarek, freshman theatre major; Alyssa Allen, senior psychology major; Jessica Mosiniak, freshman undeclared major; and Taylor Granger, sophomore theatre major.

Towns said the show is about cultural diversity, containing traditional tales from the Mi’kmaq tribe and Africa with the goal of teaching children about hard work, confidence and courage.

The Emerald City Players, created in 1994 by the late theatre professor and costume designer Jerry Allen, is a group of theatre students who travel to perform children’s shows in local schools. This year’s show will be held in several locations, including Stevens and Hepburn-Lycoming elementary schools and the James V. Brown Library.

New this semester were public performances of “A World of Many Tales” at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16 in the College’s Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The players partnered with Lycoming’s education department to develop this project for the schools.

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