By: Taylor Nute, A&E Editor
On October 1st and 2nd, the Plymouth State University Theatre Department brought live theatre back to the Silver Center with Sister Act!, the movie-turned-musical about a singer who hides in a convent and turns the shy nuns into an irresistible singing group. This is the first show the theatre department has done since Enemy of the People, which took place back in February.
This time, the performance looked a little different than past shows. There were no props, simple costumes, masks were required for performers, and actors only walked up to the front of the stage for their parts. Even the audience was disparate – only a small sectionof seats was available, and those attending had to sit many seats away from each other to ensure safety for everyone involved. People wanting to attend the show also had the option to watch the live stream provided by the theatre department.
Despite all this, the department still managed to put on a fantastic show. Despite the lack of props and set, the actors were able to convey each setting as if they were actually there. The acting itself was amazing, and their emotions transferred easily to anyone watching. It was a joy to watch each character arc as the show progressed.
Once again, the PSU Theatre Department delighted audiences with a great show. Make sure to look out for future shows from the department!