LLCC actors display swordplay, mature themes and a ‘naughty librarian’ in ‘Your Swash is Unbuckled’

The Lamp Online Staff

Photos and Story by Jordan Minder
Assistant/Visual Editor

Lincoln Land acting students took the stage to perform Jeff Goode’s “Your Swash is Unbuckled.”

This tastefully rambunctious play was recommended for individuals ages 17 and up, due to mature themes and some violence.

It was a collection of nine stage combat plays. Each skit was about 10 minutes long, and the actors brought to life the fantasies of a “naughty librarian.”

The librarian sat on the side of the stage reading tawdry romance novels as the cast acted out the stories.

The show was packed with buccaneers, damsels, thieves and gladiators of all kinds. Piracy, robbery and love were prevalent in the pirate-themed skits, which were filled with sword play and mature themes.

A crowd-engaging lady pirate opened the play by asking the audience to turn off their cell phones and concluded with several group ‘ARRR’s.’

Mark Hardiman, professor of theatre, directed the production that was performed in the lower level of Sangamon Hall South.

Actors played multiple roles.

The cast included Rebekah Lange, Katie Steinhour, Arthur B. Dhermy, Jefferson Davis Gentry, Keith Barron, Samantha Lewis, Shannon Murphy, August Roy, Emily Watts, Nick Snyder and Brett Wands.

The assistant director and conductor of “Yarrr Orchestra” was A.J. O’Shea; flight choreographer was August Roy; stage manager was Valerie Perrero; costume design was Katie Laughlin; sound design was Jefferson Davis Gentry; Dylan Smith; and lighting design was David A. Kelm.

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