I had an eventful Easter Sunday.
Senior Nik Blocker directed one of mine, Responsibility.
I went to the show. It was a bit of a drive, but I took the back roads, through Sumter National Forest, and it was quite pleasant.
Not knowing what to expect at 3pm on Easter Sunday in a black box theatre in rural South Carolina, it turned out to be a blast. There was a great audience and plenty of good material in the five one-acts — and a great assemblage on stage of talented, fully self-express college students.
There’s something about spring on a college campus. All that end-of-year emotion — the vibrancy of youth mixed with the anxiety of upcoming exams and pending completion.
Seeing ‘Responsibility’ was a blast from the past. It refers to CD’s and videos from Blockbuster and the American Taliban.
The students were wonderful and did a great job. The best part was getting to meet them after the show.
I have a big ol’ soft spot in my heart for education, and am grateful to be included in this way.
I wanted a picture, and ended up being in it.
(Left to Right) Me, Markeita Cornelius (Mother), Pamela Mitchell (Daughter), Matthew Holley (Father), Nik Blocker (Director), Holly Horton (Stage Manager).