The theater program at Henry Ford College put on a live production of the classic film, A Christmas Story, which ended its run this past weekend. The play was adapted from from Philip Grecian’s stage adaptation of the widely known movie written by Jean Shephard, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark. The stage production is directed Judith Fletcher-Barber who works closely with Dr. George Popovich and many others in HFC’s theater program to make it unique to HFC. The student cast consisted primarily of current HFC students and others who have worked in various productions at the college before.
By SUE SUCHYTA
Henry Ford College offers three dramas and a comedy for its annual student-directed One Act Festival, through June 28 at the MacKenzie Fine Arts Center.
Technical theater director Gerry Dzuiblinski said this year’s festival features four one-act plays, each about 30 minutes long, by established authors, that most audiences have not seen performed on stage.
“We’ve got a wonderful company of actors, technicians and directors who are working together to make sure not only their show works well, but that the entire ensemble and festival does,” Dzuiblinski said.
The One Act Festival at Henry Ford College is held every year by the Theatre Department. This year it will commence be held from June 18 until June 28. A collection of short plays, these performances are typically directed by students. This year, HFC Theatre majors Joshua Neilson, Reba Neely, Christian Plonka and Anita Holsey Banks directed the shows.
Vicon’s motion-capture technology was used to create a dancing dinosaur for the live-action show Dinosaurus! at Henry Ford College's Virtual Theatricality Lab (VTL). The family show runs through November 23.
Theater technology is taking its next step at Henry Ford College.
This fall, HFCCs groundbreaking, award-winning Virtual Theatricality Lab will stage Dinosaurus!, a children’s play about two oil engineers who find a surviving colony of dinosaurs. The play features a 20-foot-tall Tyrannosaurus rex, created by projectors, as well as a host of other images projected onto the stage, with which live actors interact.
The day has finally arrived. After months of preparing and hard work, the theater team and Virtual Theatricality Lab from Henry Ford College has staged the long-awaited, Dinosaurus!.
Shows began Nov. 1 and continue through the 23rd.
This 3-D, and sometimes 4-D, family-friendly play features a 20-foot tall Tyrannosaurus Rex (T-Rex) and will be on stage at the Adray Auditorium, located in the MacKenzie Fine Arts Center at HFC, 5101 Evergreen Road.
The Theatricality Lab uses virtual characters and scenery and combines them with real stage actors.
Dinosaurs! is a show designed to be unlike anything you've seen before.
It takes virtual reality and adds in live actors to create virtual theatricality.
It takes three dimension and adds in additional sensual experiences to make it 4D.
The story itself takes you below the surface of the earth to where two humans stumble upon a lost colony of dinosaurs while looking for oil.
A T-rex sneezed on us.
Granted, the press release for Dinosaurus! described an "immersive environment," but I didn't know that meant immersion in dino snot. The children around me giggled "Eww!" The Critic, securely in his second childhood and confident that there are artistic directors who dream of seeing him immersed in more toxic substances, judged "no harm, no foul."