New Becker Drama Club Produces Antigone Now and Break Fast in December

Published on Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

The Drama Club at Becker College is pleased to announce the December production of two acclaimed one]act plays, Antigone Now and Break Fast.

Becker College’s Kenneth Cameron, vice president of student affairs, resurrected the drama club after a 20]year absence and brought in Mark Lund to direct the program.

“I am delighted to be part of the return of the drama program at Becker,” said Lund. “The hard work of both the actors and crew, along with the faculty and staff at Becker, will shine during the production of these two acclaimed one]act plays.”

Antigone Now, written by Melissa Cooper, is a contemporary version of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Antigone, written around 442 BC. Antigone Now begins in the midst of a bombed]out city still feeling the aftershocks of war. The rebellious and intense Antigone defies her uncle, King Creon, to bury her disgraced brother.

Antigone Now stars Courtney Dupuis, as Antigone; Robert Goldsmith as King Creon and Bianca Johnson as Antigone’s sister Ismene. The voice of the people is played by the chorus of Jordan Dyer, Emily Ethier, Emmah Parks and Jessica Szorentini.

Break Fast, written by Douglas Craven, follows the Gray family one morning over breakfast. A mother and father watch their daughter grow up over a near 20]year period – from birth to adulthood.

Break Fast stars Julie Merry as Meghan Gray; Matthew Riley as Mr. Gray and Taylor Rhoads as Mrs. Gray.
Ms. Rhoads also serves as Stage Manager with Seton Benjamin as Technical Manager.

Antigone Now and Break Fast will take place in Daniels Hall, Becker College, Leicester, Mass. on December 4 (7:30 PM), 5 (7:30 PM) and 6 (2:00 PM). Admission is free to the public. As space is limited, online reservations are highly recommended on Becker’s web site at www.becker.edu/sac.

Mark Lund is a television personality, producer, writer, actor and former publisher of several magazines as well as a published author. He has produced award shows and events as well as numerous TV commercials and promotional videos that have aired on major cable and broadcast networks.

Lund is perhaps best knows as one of three judges on FOX’s Skating with Celebrities, which aired in 2006 to 18 million viewers. From 1994 – 2007, he was one of the leading TV analysts for the sport of figure skating, amassing 220 media appearances during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City alone.

In 2007, Lund produced First World, a 25 min. short sci]fi film that has screened in over six countries and was released to DVD in 2009 and on the leading online broadcast platform Hulu. His related feature length screenplay for First World was nominated for Best Screenplay at the California Independent Film Festival in 2007 and Top Ten, Science Fiction, The Movie Deal in 2008.

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