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Students take initiative upon cancellation of SRJC Theatre Arts show

SRJC Theatre Arts
With one show cancelled, the Student Production Club is holding its own production to give another opportunity to students who aren’t part of the production of “Orlando.”

Members of the Santa Rosa Junior College Student Production Club have decided to hold a show of their own after the SRJC Theatre Arts faculty decided to cancel the production of “As You Like It.”

The faculty members canceled the second production due to staffing changes, SRJC’s Public Information Officer Sarah Laggos said.

The other production of the semester, “Orlando,” remains unaffected and will still open as planned March 1.

In light of the cancellation, however, the SRJC Student Production Club has decided to hold another show in its place.

Club member Logan Witthaus described the club as still in its infancy.

“The club was created initially so that we could help students have a place to do their own productions,” Witthaus said. He described the club as a place where like-minded individuals who want to get together and create theater can all do it in collaboration.

Witthaus said that the cancellation of “As You Like It” was a catalyst for the creation of the club, and the fact that “Orlando” has already been cast is their motivation to put on a show of their own.

“One opportunity for people is being taken away. So I think that’s why we wanted, more than anything, to give people another opportunity [for] something to do this semester versus the one department show,” Witthaus said.

Witthaus will be co-directing the entirely student-run production of “Much Ado About Nothing” alongside club president Gwenevieve Nelson.

Witthaus stressed that the show is a completely student-run production. “There’s going to be elements of it that might not be [as] up to par as some other productions you might have seen, or might not look as professional,” he said. “I think knowing that coming in, and understanding that you’re supporting the students, would be really nice.”

“Much Ado About Nothing” is scheduled to begin performances Thursday, April 25, until Sunday, April 28, with two shows on Saturday, April 27.

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Lucas Cadigan-Carranza
Lucas Cadigan-Carranza is in his fourth semester at The Oak Leaf. He has been at SRJC for much longer, having already earned his degrees in English, game programming and humanities. While not usually an overachiever, he has decided to go for the journalism major as well due to the subject providing a much greater interest. He has enjoyed his time as The Oak Leaf's Theatre Arts reporter but also very much enjoys talking about video games.

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