One of the great things about Meredith is that there are constantly events on campus. You can go watch a movie in the courtyard with friends, or listen to a lecture by a popular author, or view a student art gallery, or hear a famous pianist play their most popular concerto. This past week, the big event on campus was The Sound of Music put on by the Meredith Ensemble Theater. Now, I know you are probably thinking: there are pretty important male roles in that performance, how does that work at an all women college. Well, that is something really cool about these kinds of performances. It’s not just Meredith students. You have current students, alumna, faculty, and staff performing along with NC State students and local students. Dr. Roten performed the lead of Captain Von Trapp and his precious daughter played the youngest Von Trapp, Gretel. There were other children from local elementary and high schools playing the other Von Trapp children. One of my friends from NC State played Rolf, Liesel’s love interest. It was so cool to see this performance. They all did such a great job. It was funny and engaging and had a little bit of audience participation. It was also really cool seeing classmates and friends on stage doing something that they love. It was awesome to hear about the long, late night practices for so long and then to finally see the final product. If you love to perform, act, sing, or just really like watching a good play; then Meredith definitely has a place for you.
February 21, 2012