LLCC Theatre presents “Your Swash is Unbuckled,” a collection of nine short stage combat plays by Jeff Goode, July 18, 19, 25, 26 in Sangamon Hall South on the Lincoln Land Community College Springfield campus. The 8 p.m. performances feature pirates, fops and swashbucklers of all descriptions and are filled with sword swinging, witty and amusing repartee.
Admission is a suggested $5 contribution at the door (cash or check only). No advanced reservations are being taken.
Director Mark Hardiman, professor of theatre, describes the production as “ribald and rascally” and framed around the covers of romance novels. “There are lots of over-the-top, ultra-romantic love stories with rivals, rapscallions, pirates and brigands tangled up in every imaginable romance variation.”
Even the costumes reflect this with handmade period corsetry by LLCC costumer Katie Eickhoff. “This gives us a chance to showcase all the great work our stage combat students have been doing over the years at LLCC,” said Hardiman. “Performers use eight different weapon forms including broadsword, spear, single-handed broadsword, dagger, small sword, single rapier, cutlass and unarmed combat in nine different playlets, each around 10 minutes long.”
The production deals with mature themes and has presentations of violence. It is suggested for persons aged 17 and up.
LLCC’s theatre program values the expression of arts in all forms and the cultivation of arts and arts appreciation. The program embraces diverse and divergent world views while championing humanity in its complexity: its weaknesses and strengths, its failings and its successes. More information on LLCC Theatre is available from Hardiman at firstname.lastname@example.org.