“Black Fly” soars beyond setbacks

By: Alex Spindler ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ The regional premiere of Nick Gandiello’s modern drama “Black Fly Spring” made its home debut at the Gallagher Student Center Theatre to an audience that was both enthusiastic and intrigued. Set on a mountaintop resort in the Adirondacks, “Black Fly Spring” finds the dysfunctional couple of Lana (played by junior and Newswire Opinions and Editorials Editor Tatum Hunter) and George (played by sophomore Mac Blais) trying to relax and plan a memorial for Lana’s late sister, Sarah. Working with Sarah’s most acclaimed, international photos, Lana and George struggle to combat the demons of … Continue reading “Black Fly” soars beyond setbacks

Department of Music and Theatre to premiere “Black Fly Spring”

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ Xavier Theatre will present a production of the play “Black Fly Spring” from Dec. 4-7 in the Gallagher Student Center Theatre. The show features four Xavier students in its cast under the direction of Regina Pugh from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and is the first fully-staged production of the play. “Everyone involved is very excited about this new play, and this production is considered an important part of the play’s development,” Pugh said. The play is the work of upand- coming playwright Nick Gandiello, who is New York Citybased. He received a bachelor’s degree in … Continue reading Department of Music and Theatre to premiere “Black Fly Spring”