• 2014-2015 Season,  See How They Run

    It’s All So Very… British!

    by Abram Yarbro, dramaturg See How They Run is quintessentially English. One of the reasons the play has been so successful is because of its cheery dialogue on English personalities, manners, and customs. For example, Miss Skillon is conservative and proper and Reverend Toop never intends to offend. The comedy comes when we see the English manner and propriety stretched to the breaking point as problems build and misunderstandings compound. Contrast this with our two American “yanks”, Penelope and Clive, who don’t care much for English propriety and often offend those who do. Jumping into rehearsals this week, we’ve become quite preoccupied with the accents (and this show has some…

  • 2014-2015 Season,  See How They Run

    “See How They Run” is Getting a Cast!

    by Abram Yarbro, dramaturg See How They Run is getting a cast! Only last night, thirty or so uber-talented actors gathered in the depths of Harris Fine Arts Center on BYU campus for the final callbacks. A few hours later, we had nine fabulous actors matched with nine hilarious characters: the cast. These ladies and gents will spend their evenings and weekends rehearsing for the next eight weeks in preparation for our November 7th opening. While casting may seem like the beginning of a road, for those of us on the production staff, it’s only another step of an almost year long process. I am one member of that staff. In…