HFC presents “The Passage” Dec. 1-4
The HFC Theatre Arts department will present its first production of the 2022-23 academic year with Robert Lawson’s The Passage Dec. 1-4 in the Adray Auditorium in the MacKenzie Fine Arts Center (Building F) on the main campus.
The performance dates and times will be:
- Thursday, Dec. 1, at 8:00 p.m.
- Friday, Dec. 2, at 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, Dec. 3, at 8:00 p.m.
- Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2:00 p.m.
View the performance program here (PDF)
This will be new HFC Director of Theatre Dr. John Michael Sefel's first production at the College. The Passage is a retelling of Herman Melville’s 1851 novel Moby Dick.
A collaboration with several Fine Arts programs
This production features the work of more than 30 HFC students and features the Theater department’s collaboration with its fellow Fine Arts programs, including:
This production uses music, dance, puppets, and film to tell the tale of Captain Ahab's obsession with the white whale called Moby Dick as seen through the perspective of Ishmael, a young sailor on his first whaling voyage. Unlike Melville's novel, which takes place primarily at sea, this fast-paced play explores the realities of those onboard the whaling ship Pequod, as well as those they leave behind on shore.
Finding a way forward
The Passage is part of a theatre season that Sefel stated is about "learning how to deal with difficult times and move on."
"All three productions this year are based around the struggle of finding a way forward in the midst of great difficulty. In January, we'll be producing Tenderly and 5 A.M. Pancakes, both of which feature college-age characters learning how to deal with COVID-19 and political upheaval. In April, She Kills Monsters features a young woman who finds her strength and her voice after personal tragedy. But first, we begin with Captain Ahab, America's most famous story about a person who refused to move on, and – instead – doomed himself and his crew due to his obsession with the past,” explained Sefel.
Ticket prices are as follows:
- $12 for general admission
- $7 for HFC students and HFC faculty/staff with a valid photo ID
- $7 for senior citizens and students not affiliated with HFC who are under the age of 18
For questions or more information, contact Sefel at firstname.lastname@example.org.