Students in Lausanne's award-winning theatre program have swooned audiences with passionate performances on EPAC's stage for decades.
So when a pandemic threatened to halt live performances this year, students were determined to find a safe way to continue performing, because as P.T. Barnum famously said, "The Show must go on."
"Live performance is a central part of the theatre program experience, and the upper schoolers have been working so hard to make taking the stage possible," said IB Theatre Arts Instructor and Theatre Department Chair Estes Hammons.
To prepare for the big opening night, theatre students followed CDC recommendations for rehearsals and sold a limited amount of tickets online in packages on two, four and singles with students purchasing individual tickets or sitting with their immediate family.
The Lausanne Upper School Theatre will present Trap, a docu-drama about an event in Menachap, California, where over 200 people lost consciousness and the circumstances surrounding it.
"Trap focuses on the strange event where an audience at a play fell unconscious without explanation," said Mr. Hammons. "The theatre ensemble weaves together the strands of the mystery into an increasingly dangerous web. Unnerving, exhilarating and inventive, you have never walked into anything quite like Trap."
The sold-out show will be held Oct. 1, 2 & 3 at 7 p.m. in the Elder Performing Arts Center.