Last week SUNY Broome theater director Katherine Bacon was about to announce the play for this semester and the dates of performance. But the worsening of this historic pandemic make it clear that performances will probably not be able to happen. However, the theater students have been rehearsing for over a month and will continue to work on it online so that they can still learn the process. Brenda Dawe and the music faculty have arranged that the bands and ensembles that perform are also continuing their work online.
But the information is that our play is “A Date with Fate,” by noted local playwright Laura Cunningham. Ironically the play is about online, internet dating! It was originally written by Ms. Cunningham in 2009 especially for our students and now she has revamped it for us. We are very proud to be working with a playwright who works together with us to make changes or adjustments.
The show was going to perform on April 29th and May 1 but since we probably would not be able to have an audience gather by that time, the only way we may be able to present it is as a possible radio play.
Pictured are the cast photo, minus one person who could not be present, plus two scenes with rehearsal costumes, props and a makeshift set.
Unfortunately the play and all Music Ensemble Concerts are cancelled. This includes the yearly Masterworks Concert, Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble, College Band and Guitar Ensemble Concerts. Brenda Dawe has said a decision on the Applied Music and Contemporary Concerts will be made on or before April 15th.