Monday, September 17-
So you’re only allowed to have one child, eh?
The MU theatre department put on a marvelous show from Sept. 12- Sept 16, performing “The Lost Slipper”. The performance was so intense and exhilarating, that the audience was silent the whole time. How could you not be though, since the play hit such a serious topic? The production depicted how Chinese women were pressured to have only one child and hopefully that child would be a baby boy.
If the woman ended up having a girl…well let’s just say that she would have been seen as a disgrace to her family and village.
However, there was a happy ending to this story. An American couple that was more than eager to have children adopted a beautiful Chinese baby girl. The couple’s antsy and nervous behavior leading up to the adoption was also quite the entertainment. The characters used silly expressions, and funny gestures, which definitely helped to lighten the mood!
Honestly, mad props should go out to all of the actors. Each character was fully portrayed, and it was easy to truly understand every emotion they were going through. Not only did the performers show impressive skill, but the costumes also illustrated the perfect picture for the play. The attire was simple which made it more realistic and easy to relate to. The modest costumes had a way of setting the tone.
MU theatre is and always will be a great department. The performances will get even better as the year goes on, and after the Lost Slipper…I’m sure everyone can’t wait to see what else this creative department has to offer. Bravo ladies and gentlemen, bravo.