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Nocturne- Freshman Showcase

Kaylee Johnson

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It’s finally time for the First Years to show us what they’ve got! Nocturne is the Blue Masque’s First Year Show. This full-length play was written by Adam Rapp, whose plays are known for leaving the audience with a sense of melancholy. Despite Nocturne’s poignant tone, it is still a play that leaves you thinking, thus making it the perfect play to launch our First Years into the incredible world of Catawba Theatre.


Nocturne is an assortment of metaphors used to tell the story of a young man who accidentally murders his own sister. Written to be narrated by one character, the play describes the grief and heartache experienced by the young man and the rest of his family.


Though Nocturne intends to have only one character speak, there can also be other mute characters that portray others in the protagonist’s life. Everything is dependant on the director’s course of action. Student director, Carrie Forster has taken 16 actors, and given them all equal parts. Each part holds extreme importance, and no one actor is less essential than the other.


October 28- 30 at 7:30pm, the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre will be open to all those who’ve been waiting to finally see the First Year Show. This is a completely unique and individual event. This production of Nocturne is completely different from any other production simply because of the interpretation. It’s truly a gem, and I encourage you to come see it!


Cast List – Nocturne

  • Jurá Davis
  • Christian Barringer
  • Bailey Buckner
  • Chelsea Boulton
  • Ryan Kelly
  • Aaron Alderman
  • TyNia Brandon
  • Alex McCall
  • Leah Powers
  • Allison Andrews
  • Jacqueline Loy
  • Ashley Jackson
  • Brianna Gallagher
  • Ashley Hood
  • Jordan Clifton
  • Chad Proctor


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