A few weeks ago 55 students gathered in a large theater, when they left only 11 were smiling.
Casting for Fullerton College's Theatre Department's play, "The Lady's Not For Burning," had been completed. Now only hard work remained before opening night, Oct. 28.
Jim Henderson, the play's director, is hoping the day will come rolling by slowly. As of now the sets and costumes still need to be finished and the actors are trying to get the characterizations down.
Henderson, being realistic, isn't' expecting a .large audience. "Despite what everyone believes Orange County is very conservative. Nobody goes out to see a play. Not like they do in Westwood," he said.
This poetic comedy is to be the most lavish production ever to be staged at FC. The set alone cost approximately $1300.
The play takes place during 15th century England in a small-town mayor's home. The hero, Thomas Mendip is played by. Mike Halverson and the heroine, Jennet Jourdemayne, is portrayed by Joan Papazian.
It seems that one of the townspeople is missing and Jourdemayne is accused of being a witch. She is sentenced to die by burning at the stake.
At the mayor's home, we already find Mendip Mendip has a distaste for life, quite the opposite of Jourdemayne. He's the incorrigible romantic, only life has really dealt him a rotten hand. He feels the only way to get back at society is to convince society to kill him.
Mendip confesses to the death of the missing townsman. Naturally, nobody believes him. What happens next when two opposites such as Jourdemayne and Mendip meet can be found out by attending the play.
Admission is $1.50 for students and $2.50 for adults. For student service card holders, it's free.