Accomplishments, both stunning and silly, by the alumni of tomorrow.
The Show Goes On Rebecca Bowen
Since 1947, DramaTech has served as the Institute’s ‘learning theater.’
Two weeks from opening night of DramaTech’s mainstage
summer show, British-accented accusations fill the Ferst Center’s Dean James E. Dull Black Box Theatre. It’s nothing personal, just the belligerent bon mots of Corpse!, a comedic murder-mystery set in 1930s London. Tech’s production of the Gerald Moon play costars Tamil Periasamy, AE 07, and Erik Arndt, IE 12, who rehearse a tense scene in T-shirts and jeans. Arndt pulls out a silver-barreled revolver; offstage, an air-filled plastic packaging bag is prepared to provide the critical “pop.”
“Don’t be a fool!” says Periasamy, unarmed. Half a dozen young men and women, including DramaTech president Tejas Kotak (a fourth-year environmental engineering major) and director Devon Peet (a second-year computational media major), follow the script on laptops and tablets. After a choreographed scuffle, Peet interrupts to remind Arndt, playing the frantic Major Ambrose Powell: “Remember, you need to be aggravated so that your aggravated ulcer makes sense.” Arndt adds a touch more agony to his line readings. “And what the hell does that mean?” he bellows in character.
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