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3/2/2020 10:28:00 AM
"Flash Gordon The Musical": a full-blown comedy
Flash (Dave Stepan), left; Dale (Katie Eberhard) center; and Desira (Ashley Linarducci), right, prepare for blastoff during a dress rehearsal for the Stewartville Community Theatre production of Flash Gordon The Musical.
Flash (Dave Stepan), left; Dale (Katie Eberhard) center; and Desira (Ashley Linarducci), right, prepare for blastoff during a dress rehearsal for the Stewartville Community Theatre production of Flash Gordon The Musical.
Flash (Dave Stepan) left, rescues Aura (Izzy Maxwell) center, from the dungeon, but his fiance, Dale, misunderstands during a dress rehearsal for the upcoming Stewartville Community Theatre production of Flash Gordon The Musical, to be presented at the Stewartville High School Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. each evening, and on Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m. Stewartville Community Theatre is beginning its 25th year, said Aaron Rocklyn, the play’s director. “It has been 25 years now, and we’ve never done science fiction,” Rocklyn said. “This is the start of our 25th year. Where does the time go?”
Flash (Dave Stepan) left, rescues Aura (Izzy Maxwell) center, from the dungeon, but his fiance, Dale, misunderstands during a dress rehearsal for the upcoming Stewartville Community Theatre production of Flash Gordon The Musical, to be presented at the Stewartville High School Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. each evening, and on Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m. Stewartville Community Theatre is beginning its 25th year, said Aaron Rocklyn, the play’s director. “It has been 25 years now, and we’ve never done science fiction,” Rocklyn said. “This is the start of our 25th year. Where does the time go?”
Zany, tongue-in-cheek humor will be on full display when Stewartville Community Theatre presents Flash Gordon The Musical at the Stewartville High School Performing Arts Center beginning this Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
"It's very definitely a full-blown comedy at the pace of the old comic strips from the 1930s," said Aaron Rocklyn, the play's director. "There is constant humor and adventure. It's joke after joke, and everything is high speed."
The plot focuses on Emperor Ming, who wants to rule the Earth. He sets his goal in motion by attacking the Earth with his propaganda.
"We're only able to send one rocket with three people to stop him, so Flash Gordon is going to have to perform a miracle," Rocklyn said...
For more on this story pick up your copy of the March 3 Stewartville STAR.





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