Laughter filled the auditorium of Kenan Theatre Monday — but the seats were strangely empty.
Before the dress rehearsal of LAB! Theatre’s production of “Taming of the Shrew began, the cast gathered in a circle and looked to its director, Amelia Sciandra, to hold the offbeat Shakespearean adaptation together.
Sciandra — also a LAB! producer — had been running around the stage parting hair, mopping, instructing and singing along with the cast to make sure her debut as a director becomes a success.
Time: Thursday-Sunday 8 p.m., Sunday 2p.m., Monday 5 p.m.
Location: Kenan Theatre
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Although Sciandra’s love for LAB! began even before she was enrolled at UNC, the play, her last with the company, is a chance for her to be on the other side of the process.
“I am obsessed with theater and fell in love with LAB! my senior year of high school when I came to see two productions,” Sciandra said.