“Cloud 9,” written by Caryl Churchill, opened last night in the University of La Verne’s Dailey Theatre. The play, which addresses the oppression of sexual preferences and gender roles throughout society, follows the lives of a family that ages 25 years between acts, while the world ages more than 100 years. The first act is set in Africa during British colonization in the late 18th century, while the second act is set in present time and it takes place in a London park.
However, the production of a play is much more than understanding the lines, lights, costumes and set. About 40 students and faculty worked on this production, from building sets, to gathering props, to running lights and sound during the show. One of the unique aspects of this play is that both acts take place on different stages.
The first act, an act that is more of a presentation, takes place on the main stage. The second act, a bit more intimate, takes place in the Cabaret Theatre.
As she finished her workout with squats, pull, clean and jerk, and snatch, Hailey McCann sat on the floor, deciding if she wanted to go to In-N-Out for a burger with animal fries or to Little Caeser’s for a deep dish pizza.
University President Devorah Lieberman and Provost Jonathan Reed presented a draft of a resolution on Oct. 26 to students and faculty listing the actions they plan to take in the coming weeks and months to improve the treatment of minority groups on campus.
The Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre could be showing some of its final films this year. Although nothing has been approved yet, the city of Montclair has been dealing with a proposal to tear the theater down to make space for several warehouses.