GGC’s Honors Program is collaborating with the Aurora Theatre to put on a production centered around this eccentric family, titled “The Addams Family.” Oct. 18-20, the Aurora Theatre will be showing their rendition of show. The play opens on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 19-20, the play will continue to be produced in the same space and at the same time. The play starts it final run on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2:30 p.m. Admission is completely free, and the show is run almost entirely by students.
In 1938, “The Addams Family” premiered as a single-panel cartoon by artist Charles Addams in The New Yorker. Twenty five years later, it premiered as a television series on ABC.
The show ran for over 60 episodes and received two films that quickly earned their place as American classics. Fifty years later, the four-note harpsichord theme song, accented with finger snaps, is still influential and recognizable.
In the play, Wednesday Addams is finally 18, and she falls in love with Lucas Beineke, a cheery boy from a respectable family. The young girl, who once was a goldmine for cynical sayings, starts wearing bright colors and shakes the world of her macabre parents.
Wednesday’s relationship with Lucas challenges the Addams family dynamic when she invites his preppy family over for dinner.
Robyn Rogers, a sophomore in the CMAP major and president of GGC’s newest acting club Grizzly Bearly Actors, is starring as Ancestor.
“Everyone is committed to bringing their character to life and making the experience enjoyable for the audience.” Robyn Rogers said.
“[‘The Addams Family’] is a romantic-comedy that exposes a new understanding of what a ‘normal’ family is. Even the Addamses have their fair share of struggles with the same concepts as every modern family,” Michelle Hamilton, a CMAP major and honors student who will play Alice Beineke, said.
Will Morticia and Gomez Addams be up for the task of supporting their daughter and her “normal” boyfriend? See “The Addams Family” at the Aurora Theatre Oct. 18-20. Tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for children 18 and under and can be purchased at the theater or online.