It’s the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival at CSU’s UCA:
Irene Ryan was there? What?
No. Irene Ryan, the woman who played “Granny” on the Beverly Hillbillies died 39 years ago! …and for that many years, the Irene Ryan Foundation has been awarding scholarships to acting students around the country. This week the presentations were made at CSU.
A video about the event
Something about Kafka
Our past fascination with Kafka might be found here. I saw a blurb about something called “The Kafka Project”Â (the roach got my attention) in November and it turns out that it was a play featuring various works of Franz Kafka: It was selected to compete at this year’s festival.
Josephine the Singer, or, the Mouse Folk, or Something like that
This photo came out strange, maybe Kafkaesque even. Very well done by the students, fantastic sets and well directed (not always the case we have found) and we were fortunate to attend this new work by Walt Jones and the Company.
And then “Something”
Yes, the keynote performance was presented by the Canadian clown duo Mump & Smoot . Evil clowns, Cockroach stories: what’s not to like?