Every year the Dramatic Production class puts on a series of short dramas and
one full-length play, each entirely directed and performed by students. “Through drama here at
PCC, I have learned so much about myself and others,” said student director Bethany Roberts
(Sr., Canada). “Putting on a play is an amazing process, and in the end, you get to
glorify God with the talents He gave you.”
This year’s full-length play combined a comical plot with the serious themes of love, war, and
social class in George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man. The cast and crew enjoyed
taking the audience on a journey to 1880’s Bulgaria, immersing them in the timeless themes of
the play, bringing a tear to the eye and laughter to the soul.
Assistant director Taisa Cherubin (Sr., FL) said, “I have really realized just how
much a production is affected by the director herself. Being assistant director has given me various
opportunities to observe Bethany’s influence on the cast and crew and to watch her style and
personality affect the behavior of the cast.”
Working behind the scenes, stage manager Megan Delaney (Jr., IL) watched the progress of the
play closely. “The exciting thing about working backstage is that you not only get to see the
play, but you get to see it come together.” In the beginning as she watched auditions and later
as she helped time lighting and sound cues, she saw the play take shape.
“To see how much progress these actors have made from then to now is astounding,” she
said. “As stage manager, I get to work with them a bit more than the rest of the crew does.
It’s fun to see how hard the actors have worked and how much they genuinely enjoy what
For freshman Matthew McIntyre (GA), playing a lead actor was an incredible opportunity.
“To be able to put on a full theater production is fulfilling a dream I have had for many
years,” he said. “It brings together all aspects of acting, whether it is using a certain
voice or accent, or keeping a certain posture or stance, or even controlling facial expressions to
gain a desired response. All of it comes together to create a work of art that will never be seen
At the end of the night after they took their final bow, these students knew they had given their
very best to God, performing one play at a time for His glory. “Drama is just another way God
has given us to show His truth,” said Megan. “The best part about drama is knowing that
God is using you to point others to Him.”