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Do it tonight: Icarus and Aria

April 5, 2012

It'll be just like that movie you loved as a teenager, except with people you know and way awesomer.

There are a few things that the Kenyon theatre scene considers a pretty big deal. One of them is any mainstage faculty-directed show; only three go up each year, they receive the coveted space of the Bolton Theater and they get the biggest budgets. Another of them is Assistant Professor of Drama Kevin Rich, who has won the hearts and minds of every single drama major and some stray English majors with little effort since he arrived at Kenyon less than two years ago.

So when I say that this weekend’s big theatrical production is a mainstage show directed by Kevin Rich, now you know just how exciting that is. Kirk Wood Bromley’s Icarus and Aria is a modern retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, set in urban Phoenix, Ariz. but still written in verse. Icarus and Aria are played by Hector Marrero ’15 and Faith Servant ’13, respectively, while 19 other students fill out numerous other roles.

Icarus and Aria goes up tonight, tomorrow and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. in the Bolton Theater. Reserve tickets at the Bolton Box Office (740-427-5546) or show up and try your luck. This is one show you really don’t want to miss.

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