Hurricane Diane draws a crowd

Poster for play Hurricane Diane with photo of actresses and white text saying Hurricane Diane
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NECC theater recently presented the play Hurricane Diane.

If Mother Nature had not had a different agenda, the NECC theater program would’ve had their spring play outside, but instead, on a gloomy Sunday the location changed and Hurricane Diane was brought inside to the theater in the Spurk building. However, that did not discourage the crowd from coming out, all seats were filled in the intimate setting.

The story of Hurricane Diane, written by Madeleine George, follows the story of Greek god Dionysus, who returns to the modern world as a female gardener. Her reasoning for returning to the modern world? To gather  followers and restore Earth to its natural state. With her charm and personality, will Diane successfully win over suburban New Jersey housewives?

The charming Diane was played by Mirrorajah Metcalfe, who was a natural on stage and by the end won the audience over. With her charisma and whit, she gave an unbelievable performance. Housewives Carol, Beth, Reene, and Pam were played by the following: Madison Monahan, Jessica Newey, Olivia Barberian, and Ana Barrera. All these lovely actresses had the audiences captivated by their performances, each playing their roles to perfection. The play was directed by Theater Professor Brianne Beatrice.

Filled with humor and modern-day adaptations Hurricane Diane never had a dull scene. These five actresses truly put their all into the performance and left everything out there on the stage. Despite venue changes last minute, from beginning to end these professional performers delivered a captivating spring play.