Nunsense coming soon to Volunteer State

This semester Volunteer State Community College’s Theater program is working on a play called Nunsense.

The event is a musical comedy play that will have singing, dancing and laughing.

There will be auditions for any Vol State student who love to sing, act and dance.

Auditions will occur on Feb. 9-11, from 6-8 p. m. and will take place in the Wemyss Auditorium in Caudill Hall.

“I’m very excited to be auditioning for Nunsense,”said Logan Kemp, a Vol State student and actor.

Edmon Thomas, professor of communication and theater, will be directing the play. He said he is looking for highly motivated people who can sing, act and dance.

He is mostly looking for female actors but there are a few male roles in the play.

This play has two lead roles and Thomas is looking for two females to play the part
of Sister Mary Regina and Sister Robert Anne.

Nunsense was created by Dan Goggin, who is an American writer, composer and lyricist.

The play was written in 1985 and since then has been translated into 21 different languages.

Nunsense is about a nun who accidently poisons and kills 52 of her sisters, and is in need of money. They start a fundraiser to raise money to bury their nun sisters who died from food poisoning.

To raise money, they put on shows in a school auditorium that is set up for the play Grease.

This musical comedy has tap dancing, ballet, singing and comedy zingers.

Vol State students with their student IDs are free.

For other attendees, tickets are five dollars.

The musical will also have a live band performance from the Vol State band.

They will be providing the background music for all the singing and dancing.

“I’m really excited for the music and theater departments coming together to put on a great show,” said William York, stage manager who will be working along side Thomas.

York will be setting up the stage and getting the cast ready for opening night in March.

Thomas, who will be overseeing the casting and rehearsal, said he is very excited about the play. “It will be a fun musical comedy that all ages from kids to adults can enjoy,” said Thomas.

Changes coming to African American Student Union

One of Volunteer State Community College student clubs, African American Student Union (AASU), is going through changes.
Zachary Ford, former vice president, stepped down and transferred authoritative power to Ashlyn Challenger.
Challenger says she is a little “nervous” but “excited” about being the new president.
She said she is looking forward to learning new things and influencing students in a positive way.
“Our goal for the semester is to … empower one another and to promote positivity,” said Challenger.
February is Black History Month and with its arrival, the Gallatin campus has events lined up each week.
This Wednesday, Feb. 4, Poet Odd Rod will perform in the Mary Cole Nichols Tiled Dining Room at 12:30 p.m.
He will share his personal story of overcoming the odds.
The annual Soul Food Luncheon, AASU’s most largely attended event, is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 11 at noon in the Carpeted Dining Room.
“This event is open to all Vol State students and the focus will be Black Literary Figures,” said Ford.
Beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, Lunch and Learn will take place in the Carpeted Dining Room.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunches.
Drinks and desserts will be provided by the office of Student Life and Diversity Initiatives (SLDI).
Directly afterward there will be a concert.
The annual Black History Recognition Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 12:30 p.m. in the Carpeted Dining Room.
Students must RSVP prior to the event through SLDI in the Wood Campus Center, Room 215.
In addition to these on-campus events, AASU also has regular scheduled meetings each Monday at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in the student lounge, located in first floor of the Wood Campus Center.
This is subject to change “depending on the schedule of who joins the club on Welcome Days,” said Challenger. According to Colossians 3:13 – 14, “Continue putting up with one another and forgiving one another freely even if anyone has a cause for complaint against another. But besides all these things, clothe yourselves with love, for it is a perfect bond of union.”
AASU is currently seeking a Vice President and a Treasurer. If interested, stop by the table on Welcome Day, this Thursday, between 10 a.m. and noon or email achallenger@volstate.edu.