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Return to the Forbidden Planet

November 13, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/21/2013 (All day) - Sun, 11/24/2013 (All day)

WC presents “Return to the Forbidden Planet” Nov. 21-24
 
            “What could be more fun than combining Shakespeare with rock music (and outer- space)?” asks Nancy McVean, Weatherford College theatre director.
            The community will have an opportunity determine for itself Nov. 21-24, as McVean and her drama students and crew bring “Return to the Forbidden Planet,” by Bob Carlton to the Alkek Fine Arts Center. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” with quotes from several of his other plays, the setting is reminiscent of the B outer-space and aliens movies of the 1950s, combined with the old-time rock ‘n roll music of the same era.
            “We blast off on a routine space flight and crash into the planet D’Illyria, and somehow, with perfect logic, the songs are worked into the plot,” said McVean. Shakespeare and rock and roll? Absolutely!”
            The cast includes Gatlin Douglas as Captain Tempest; Stephen Sullivan as Prospero; Kylar Dobbs as Ariel; Delace McMahan as Miranda; Seth O’Bannon as Cookie; Salone Sasser as Gloria; Cole Lucas as Bosun and Joshua Davis as the navigational officer.
            Rob Laney is the music director. Technical director is Joseph Nicikowski and costume designer is Diane Simons.
            “Choosing this musical was because of the right cast, the right crew and the right time for something a little different,” said McVean. “The WC drama and music departments have done mostly traditional musicals that have you singing as you make your journey home. We hope the music in this show will make you want to sing along with us and enjoy even some dancing in the aisles! We think the Bard himself would approve.”
            The production runs Nov. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday, Nov. 24, performance is a matinee at 2 p.m. Doors open one-half hour prior to each performance.
            For more information, contact McVean at 817-598-6307.

Sports Calendar

Monday, November 24

  • Aledo Bearcats at Saginaw, B 3:00 p.m., A 6:00 p.m., JV 4:30 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 25

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Timbercreek at Aledo High School, B 1:30 p.m., A 12:00 p.m., JV 1:30 p.m., and Varsity 3:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Birdville at Aledo High School, Freshmen 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Birdville, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Springtown, Freshmen 5:30 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m. and Varsity 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Freshmen and JV at Mineral Wells Invitational

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Weatherford New Car Dealers Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fort Worth Cowtown Classic

Tuesday, December 9

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Stephenville at Aledo High School, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Granbury, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Thursday, December 11

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Decatur Tournament

Monday, December 15

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Southwest at Aledo High School, B 5 p.m., A 5 p.m. and JV 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 16

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Cleburne at Aledo High School, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, December 19

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, A 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, Freshmen 6:30 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 8 p.m., *District Game

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