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The 2020 Fall Senior Series

The 2020 Fall Senior Series

  • Date: November 13th, 2020 - November 14th, 2020
  • Every day
  • Location: Climenhaga Building, Miller Theater
  • Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Cost: Live-Stream Only

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents

The 2020 Fall Senior Series

An evening of performance created and presented by department seniors.

Free, Presented Via Live Stream

For access to this live streamed event, click the link above or visit us online at For questions, please call the Ticket Office at 717-691-6036.

*Please note that some performances will contain mature content and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.*

Words we wish we said 1

 The Fall Senior Series: “Words We Wish We Said”
 [Weekend 1]

 November 13 & 14, 8:00 p.m.
 Miller Theater, Climenhaga Building

 Estimated Runtime: 1 hour

 "Words We Wish We Said"

 Created by Ryan Wong & Bryanna Pye
 in Collaboration with Jim Hy
 Performed by Ryan Wong, Bryanna Pye, & Jim Hy
 with Direction by Katie Anne Phykitt
 Choreographed by Ryan Wong & Julia Mary Register

 Show Image by Nicko McMillen

 Living in a world that encourages independence, society stigmatizes emotions as a sign of weakness.   Humans believe the lie that they are   alone in their feelings and brokenness. Many emotions and   experiences are universal, but people convince themselves no one else feels   the same way. If we could   open up to those around us, maybe we could realize that we’re not that different. Everyone has unspoken   stories   they are yearning to communicate; words give us the power to reclaim our relationships, our   perspectives, and our lives.

 An off-chance encounter between two strangers gives them the chance to learn from a new perspective. As   they start to open up about their   hopes and regrets, they discover that maybe they’re not so different after   all.

 *Please note that this performance contains mature language and content (depression, self-harm, reference   to suicide) and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.*

2020 Fall Senior Series