Life as a Marquette theatre student requires juggling homework, hanging out with friends with late-night rehearsals and weeks of performances, which makes for a jam-packed semester. Sophomore and Theatre Arts major Annie Kefalas invited Cultura to tag along with her on a Friday during this spring’s run of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” and it was tough to keep up!
7:30 A.M. Up and at ’em
8:20 A.M. Walk to Straz for a quick breakfast of eggs and cereal
9:00 A.M. English Poetry class
10:00 A.M. Sneak in a homework session at Starbucks
11:00 A.M. Theatrical Aspects class in Lalumiere
12:00 P.M. Grab a burrito bowl from the AMU
1:00 P.M. Digital Media Lab with Father Grant.
4:00 P.M. Jump on the elliptical at Straz for a short cardio workout
4:45 P.M. Snag a Subway sandwich for an early dinner
6:00 P.M. Head to Helfaer Theatre for the cast’s call time
6:10 P.M. Apply hair and aging make-up that add 60 years
6:35 P.M. Preform vocal warm-ups that sound more like a bunch of noises rather then words
7:10 P.M. Join “cast focus,” a secret pre-performance ritual—we asked, she wouldn’t tell
7:15 P.M. Climb into the trapdoor for the first scene of the play
7:33 P.M. Showtime—three minutes late because there are bound to be stragglers in the house.
11:00 P.M. Attend a 23rd birthday party for fellow cast member after the show
1:15 A.M. Head home to bed ready to do it all over again tomorrow