“One Day in the Season of Rain,” staged at Carthage in March 2010, was one of the featured shows at the festival.
“This prestigious designation is a great accomplishment for a small school to receive now two years in a row,” said Prof. Herschel Kruger, chair of the Theatre Department. “Honest,” a 2009 production, was selected for the 2010 Region III KCACTF.
“One Day in the Season of Rain,” written by Mohan Rakesh and newly translated by Aparna Dharwadker and Vinay Dharwadker, was directed by Prof. Neil Scharnick and staged at Carthage March 19-27, 2010. Prof. Martin McClendon was set designer. Kim Instenes served as costume designer. Colleen Geddes, ’11, was student lighting designer.
The play follows Indian poet Kalidasa as he struggles to decide whether to claim the title of court poet — a title promising fame and glory — or stay in the village that bore him with the woman who inspires him. The play is both a touching love story and a modern imaging of the life and trials surrounding India’s greatest classical poet.
Carthage students and faculty will travel to Michigan in January to perform the play for festival audiences.
KCACTF is a national theatre program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide. Theatre departments and student artists are invited to showcase their work at state, regional and national festivals. In January and February of each year, regional festivals showcase the finest of each region’s entered productions.