TVS Trojan Theatre will present the play Hole in the Sky by Reed McColm October 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stephen Seleny Theater on campus. There will also be a matinee on Sunday, October 17 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are free, but reservations are required. Tickets can be reserved at tvs.org/CurrentShow. Due to the intense subject matter, the play is not recommended for people under the age of 13 or anyone who may be greatly disturbed by the events of 9/11.
A powerful and moving play, Hole in the Sky presents what might have taken place in the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York the morning of September 11, 2001. Using monologues and narration interspersed with short scenes, the play's characters first struggle to find out what is happening and later come to terms with their own fate, discovering in the process that what they value most in life are the relationships they have with family members and friends. On the 20th anniversary of the attacks, this production is a poignant reminder of those we lost that day and what we can learn from them about our shared humanity.
Student designers have been working on this production since June, planning such things as lighting, sound, set design, projections and costumes. The cast of 21 students began work in mid-August. Each cast and crew member has chosen someone who died in the attacks on 9/11 to keep in mind and heart as they go through the rehearsal process, and they are dedicating their work on the show to their memory. These dedications will be shared with audience members at the performances.
This play was produced at TVS in October of 2008. Each current cast member was given the email address of the TVS alum who played their corresponding role in the show thirteen years ago and some of them have exchanged emails sharing insights and thoughts on acting in such a challenging and emotional production.Reserve your tickets