Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department presents "Airness"
"Airness," a comedy with music, will play in the Callahan Theater on Thursday, November 18, Friday, November 19, and Saturday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. There is also a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, November 20 and Sunday, November 21.
Rochester, NY (11/11/2021) — The Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department is proud to present "Airness," written by Chelsea Mercantel and directed by Matthew Ames. "Airness" is a comedy with music about an air guitar competition that offers a bigger lesson on life. It takes the stage in the Nazareth Arts Center's Callahan Theater on Thursday, November 18, Friday, November 19, and Saturday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. There is also a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, November 20 and Sunday, November 21.
When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there's more to this art form than playing pretend; it's about finding yourself in your favorite songs, and performing with raw joy. Will Nina be able to let go and set herself free onstage? Following her mission to shred or be shredded, "Airness" is an exuberant reminder that everything we need to rock is already inside us. A comedy about competition, completion, and finding the airness inside yourself.
Tickets ($12, $10 for seniors).
Face coverings are currently required indoors on campus for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
The "Airness" cast features: Emily Leake (Nina), Mary Ellis (Cannibal Queen), Austin Sykes (Shreddy Eddy), Tyler Kelly (Facebender), Nicholas Brown (Golden Thunder), Caldwell Lowell (D Vicious), Hannah Decker (Announcer).
A number of student designers are involved in the main stage production. The "Airness" design team consists of Dr. Matthew Ames (director), Grace DiMatteo (production stage manager), Violet Moncavage (assistant director), Meghan Fox (assistant stage manager), Stephanie Frost (assistant stage manager), Maddi Pike (scenic designer), Ilianna Cohen (costume designer), Leith Dahrsnin (lighting designer), Annika DeVries (properties supervisor), Sam Burkovich (head electrician), Alexandra Anthony (production manager/technical director), Mary Farmer (costume shop supervisor), Emily Stork (lighting advisor), Ola Kraszpulska (scenic advisor).