Sig Gotta Do Features Student Directors
Thursday, October 27th, 2011
Meet Sig, a fifteen-year-old spitfire, and the protagonist of Sig Gotta Do, the next production from West Virginia Wesleyan’s Department of Theatre and Dance.
Sig’s mom is dead and her dad is drunk. When her beloved brother Matt lands himself in jail, Sig must confront the powers that be in this small Iowa town. This fast-and-loose riff on Measure For Measure features sex, songs, corruption, a propane tank, a 16th century imaginary Duke of Vienna, a coma patient, total sleazebags, and maybe – just maybe – a little redemption.
The production is directed by Yvette Boles of Chesapeake Beach, MD, a senior double majoring in theater arts and psychology.
The playwright responsible for Sig Gotta Do, Megan Gogerty, was on campus last week to sit in on a rehearsal and give feedback to the director and cast. “My experience working with the students was enormously valuable,” Gogerty said. “Plays do not live on the page; they live on the stage. So, it is not only helpful, but vital to see a developing script in three dimensions. Yvette is an extremely talented and intelligent director. Her work on the play shows a gift for developing the relationships outlined in the text.”
The show will run Friday, October 28 through Sunday, October 30 in the Old Actor’s Cellar, located in the basement of Wesleyan’s Administration Building.