Money, comedy and romance are all themes of the theatre department’s first production of the spring semester.
TCU’s theatre production “Holiday” opens Tuesday night, and the cast and crew say they are excited about it.
The play is a romantic comedy, involving a love triangle between young adults. It follows Johnny Case and two sisters, Linda and Julia Seton, as they deal with the topic of money and how it affects their lives.
“It’s very funny,” said Bradley Gosnell, a senior theatre major who is in his last show at TCU. Gosnell also said that actress Delaney Milbourn is especially humorous.
“Delaney Milbourn, who’s playing Linda, who is essentially the female lead of the show, is just freaking incredible,” said Gosnell. “I think she’s so funny.”
Wyn Delano, a junior theatre major who plays Edward Seton, said that the underlying theme throughout the play is sacrificing your dream for someone you love.
“We’re showing you the lives of these people and their stories,” said Anna Guarino, a senior theatre major playing the role of Julia Seton.
The play is directed by T.J. Walsh, an assistant professor at TCU who is widely respected by his cast.
“He is astonishing, and he’s one of the best directors that I’ve ever worked with,” Guarino said.
Gosnell said that Walsh takes his work seriously but makes sure that everyone enjoys being there.
“He creates a professional and fun environment where you can’t slack off,” said Gosnell.
Guarino also said that it’s not just the director and cast who are doing such a great job.
“Everything is going just as it should,” she said, “and everything from our guest costume designer, to our set designer, to our lighting designer, to our director, are some of the most talented people I’ve ever worked with.”
The play will start at 7:30 p.m.Tuesday night and will run until February 28. On March 1 the play will show twice, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The last performance will be March 2 at 2:30. Tickets are $10.