GALESBURG — Knox College Theatre will present Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, through Saturday, May 13, in Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, on the Knox campus...
Senior Dakota Stipp combined his interests in computer science and music into a project that uses arm movements to change sounds and wrote a piece of music to be performed with it. “The idea is to build a piece of software that takes that information [from the gestures] and maps it in a useful and intuitive way to control elements of music,” Stipp said.
Let’s take a moment and all accept that “Richard III” is a hard play to understand. Through the Shakespearean language and distant motifs, there’s much of this play that eludes the audience if one doesn’t take enough care to dissect it. Putting that aside, it comes down to the production crew to truly captivate the audience and relay this timely classic in a desirable manner.
For months, senior Ian Tully studied the literary and theatrical elements of “Richard III,” and felt strongly about accurately representing the world of the show through its design. He also wanted to gain as much familiarity with the characters as possible in order to prepare for an acting role. Tully, who plays the titular role of Richard and is also involved in the scenic design, has been studying the show since the summer. After it was announced that “Richard III” would be the mainstage production, Tully approached Craig Choma, who is in charge of Theatrical Design, about assisting him and director Liz Carlin-Metz with the scenic design.
Knox College Theatre presents Shakespeare's Richard III, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22 through Saturday, Feb. 25, in Harbach Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and Knox College alumni, free to all students with school ID and free to Knox College students, faculty and staff. Tickets are available at the door one hour before each performance or by advanced reservation at 309-341-7472.