Elvis Was in the Building This Spring

“Four Weddings and an Elvis” was the first spring play at the Annandale Campus in many years. It ran for four performances in the Black Box Theatre in the CC Building.

The play was staged by the Communication Studies and Theatre Department and the NOVA Annandale Theatre Society, a recently formed student organization whose faculty advisor, Sara Weinstock, directed the play.

Annandale Campus theatre instructor Sara Weinstock.
Sara Weinstock, Annandale Campus theatre instructor and director of “Four Weddings and an Elvis”.

The three-act play with epilogue is a romantic comedy with seven male and four female characters. The action takes place in a Las Vegas wedding chapel. The plot involves weddings of dissimilar couples with an Elvis impersonator from a neighboring wedding chapel making an appearance.

The student production team for “Four Weddings and an Elvis.”
The student production team for “Four Weddings and an Elvis” included (L to R) Ryan Corridon, costume designer; Jeremy Pritchard, assistant director; Tiara Comfort, sound designer; Fanny Kahlat, stage manager; and Rukhsar Ali, light board operator.

Auditions for the play were held in February, rehearsals occurred in March and April, and two evening performances were bookended by two afternoon shows from Thursday, April 26 to Sunday, April 29. All performances took place in the Black Box Theatre, which opened in Fall 2015.

The momentum of this production will carry over to the 2018 Fall Semester. “The Laramie Project” was selected with performances scheduled for November.

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