The 's Production Of Curtains Essay

1278 Words Nov 21st, 2016 6 Pages
On Sunday November 20, at 2 pm I saw High Point University’s production of Curtains. The play had Hayworth theatre’s first and second floors packed with a lively audience. The audience was mostly filled with family consisting of parents, grandparents, and younger children. Some parents and older members of the audience had bouquet of flowers in their hands, probably to give to the cast or crew members after the show. I would consider the show house half full because the majority of the audience was laughing along with the play, seemed intrigued at compelling parts, and were swaying along with the musical numbers. Another interesting point I noticed about the audience is everyone seemed very intrigued by the play. Very few people got up during the production and waited until intermission to use the restroom, probably because they were scared to miss a scene. The vibes of the audience were lively, enthralled, and focused on the production.
The play Curtains was faced paced and the director, Doug Brown, used the romance of a marriage proposal right in the beginning of the play to intrigue the audience. The director uses multiple story lines to wrap the play all together. For example, one aspect of the play is the murder mystery plot. Another aspect of the production is the love story between the homicide detective, Lt. Frank Cioffi and the understudy of the lead, Nikki Harris. One more plot of the Curtains is the effort to get the play, Robbin’ Hood of the Old West, to make…

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