Stony Batter Players’ Spring Scenes Held May 3-4

Stony Batter Players, Mercersburg’s student theatre company, presented two performances of its Spring Scenes May 3-4 in the Burgin Center for the Arts’ Hale Studio Theatre.
This year’s program featured nine short plays, including student-written plays by Jay Howley ’21, Clara Getty ’21, and Mathilda Zimmerman ’19.

Spring Scenes was directed by Stony Batter faculty members Laurie Mufson, Matt Maurer, and Kelly Dowling, with directing assistance provided by Rebecca Feng ’20.

Plays on the bill included:
Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
Worms by Jay Howley ’21
Foodies by Jenny Lyn Bader
Solstice Party by Mathilda Zimmerman ’19
Here Comes the Drone by Arlene Hutton
Henry V, Act IV, scene I, by William Shakespeare
Dad Food by Clara Getty ’21
10 Picnics by Mark Harvey Levine

Members of the senior class taking part in their final official Stony Batter performance included Grace Bennett ’19 (of Mercersburg, Pa.), who acted in one of the plays; Elizabeth Heidecker ’19 (of Gettysburg, Pa.), who acted in two of the plays; Johnny Nguyen ’19 (of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), who acted in two of the plays; Katie Owens ’19 (of San Antonio, Texas), who acted in one of the plays; Elaigha Vilaysane ’19 (of Dry Run, Pa.) who acted in one of the plays; Mathilda Zimmerman ’19 (of New York, NY), who wrote one of the plays and acted in two plays; and Khalil Foye ’19, who served as the sound designer and engineer for the show.

Dowling was the production manager and lighting director, with technical assistance provided by Matt Bresler. One of the selections included musical direction by Lindsay Owen and orchestration by Bryan Morgan ’07.

Coming up, the Burgin Center for the Arts will host the Spring Dance Concert in the Simon Theatre at 7:30 p.m on Saturday, May 11. The Senior and Spring Student Art Show will premiere Monday, May 15, with a reception scheduled for Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in the Burgin Center’s Cofrin Gallery.
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