Theatre: Amelia Earhart by Kathryn Schultz Miller
Sunday, October 05, 2014 2:00 PM
Lucille Caudill Little Theatre in Breckinridge Hall
Your heart takes flight as Kathryn Schultz Miller tells the thrilling life story of one of America's most fascinating heroines. A curious reporter begins to uncover the story of Amelia's mysterious disappearance, grabbing the audience's attention in the first few moments asking the compelling question, "What happened, Amelia?" The script presents the story in a very theatrical way through headlines of newspaper stories, remembrances, flashbacks and introspective monologues by Amelia as she flies across the Atlantic. American history serves as an educational backdrop, presenting the music, styles and politics of the 1930s and '40s. The actual events leading up to her disappearance are presented in an accurate and engaging way for audiences of all ages. With its poetic language and dynamic pacing, the play offers some very creative challenges to directors and actors. Amelia Earhart's story is a great way to bring American history to life! Suitable for touring.
This play, performed by the two casts of The Little Company, will tour to high schools and middles throughout Kentucky during the spring semester. Tickets for this show are $10, $5 for seniors and non-MSU students and free for MSU students with IDs.