Photos by Max Catalano
Lost Flamingo Theatre Company’s spring productions are right around the corner, with a lineup full of comedy, drama and everything in between.
The student-run theatre company opens their new season with an energetic take on a cult classic. Heathers is the ’80s teenage angst movie we know and love brought to the stage with powerful yet comedic musical numbers and characters audiences will just love to hate. Revolving around trying to fit in in high school and the damage it can do, Heathers will have audiences laughing at the relatable thoughts and singing along when leaving the theatre.
“I think it’s really awesome how writers weaved [the musical],” Natalie Holley, who plays the lead role of Veronica, says. “I found it very cool and funny how it turned a lot of the darker moments into something kind of lighter.”
In order to connect to the darker aspects of the show, the cast put a great deal of effort toward understanding their characters.
“To really get into character, the director made us make Spotify playlists on what our characters would listen to,” Logan Amon, who plays J.D., says. “It was a super good idea and it really does help us get into character.”
Viewer discretion is advised for Heathers due to it containing the topics of suicide, sex and murder.
The LFC’s second production, Almost, Maine, gives a new perspective of what love means. A vignette show comprised of nine different scenes telling the story of love and loss for residents of the town Almost, audiences are sure to have their heartstrings tugged while empathizing with the one thing that cannot always be in our control. With both comedic and dramatic components, Almost, Maine brings everything to the table.
Sarah Pinter, LFC President as well as Marvalyn and Sandrine in Almost, Maine, says the talent this year blows her away.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing it get off the ground here in just a week,” she says. “I think this could very easily be one of our best seasons.”
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, the LFC’s third show of the season, is considered one of the best plays of all time. With its intricate and unhealthy relationship dynamics, each interaction between characters leaves audiences at the edge of their seat. There is not a dull moment throughout the show.
Connor Daugherty, who plays the role of George, says the message of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf is both frightening and entertaining with clever dialogue that is very involving.
“I’m certainly nervous to work on one of the greatest dramas of the 20th century because of the reputation it has, but I feel confident that my cast and I will be able to make this show as great as it should be,” he says.
The last production, The Importance of Being Earnest is as delectable as the English muffins and teacakes consumed in Oscar Wilde’s most popular English comedy. With plot twists, farcical characters and old English humor, it is sure to leave audiences in good spirits.
“I’m really excited for our shows this year because we have a really good mix of drama and comedy and Almost, Maine being mixture of the two,” Julia Brown, who plays Hope and Gayle in Almost, Maine, says. “We kind of run the gamut of all the different genres in theatre.”
All shows will be playing in Baker Center Theatre with an admission of $5.
Heathers: March 24-26
Almost, Maine: April 9-10
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: April 15-16
The Importance of Being Earnest: April 22-23