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Military women inspire South play

By Montreal Spencer/south news editor

The cast of Medea 4: The Women of War rehearse for its upcoming South Campus production. The student-written play honors women serving in the military.
Corban LaFon/The Collegian

South Campus is beginning the celebration of Women’s History Month early with the play Medea 4: The Women of War Feb. 24-27.

The cast and director Lindy Benton-Muller crafted the script from female authors who were at war and by interviewing people who were in or are currently in the military. The women and men told informative personal stories that made the script realistic.

South actor Justin Grimes is satisfied with the result.

“People should see it because right now we don’t hear a lot about the war, and sometimes people forget we’re still in a hardcore war,” he said. “This play is a reminder what women are capable of, and this celebrates women and their strengths.”

South actress LaDrich McGee said she hopes the production will make history on South Campus.

“I like the idea we’re going to have acknowledgement for women at war. It is due,” she said. “This play has humor, and it is serious. I enjoy working with the cast. I feel like we’re making a statement at TCC.”

South actress Rachel Stovall said she learned facts about the military from the interviews and monologues.

“It’s been really fun and interesting because we had to research information for the show,” she said.

South student Kristina Metz said she felt intimidated when she learned it was a compiled show.

“This is the first time I’ve ever done a compiled show, and it was interesting putting everything together,” she said. “I interviewed my neighbor who has a son in the Marines who is coming home soon.”

South student Lydia Pena said the process was difficult.

“I never worked a show that I didn’t have a script in my hand since day one,” she said. “We got our scripts so recently, and we had to memorize it so quickly.”

South actor Larry Carney said he thinks rehearsals are going pretty smoothly.

“Three weeks ago, we were a group that had never met each other, and now we’re already working it and running through it,” he said.

South student Rico Ealy said he feels relieved they still have two weeks to perfect the production.

“It’s definitely been something new and interesting. I feel like a piece of it is mine,” he said.

South student Jasmine Lovings said the play shows their strong respect for women who served in the military.

“It’s an honor to be a part of this experience, and we have a talented cast,” she said.

The one-act show starts at 7 p.m. and runs an hour in the Carillon Theatre in the Joe B. Rushing Center for Performing Arts. The play has adult language.

For more information, contact Benton-Muller at 817-515-4717.

Tickets are $6 for general admission, $3 for seniors and non-TCC students and free for TCC students, faculty and staff.

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