KCC Theatre to present first-ever ‘Mich Mash’ event Dec. 14

KCC theatre students stand during a dress rehearsal for their fall production of “The Mousetrap” in October.

Around three dozen Kellogg Community College theatre students will present more than 40 theatrical scenes as part of the college’s first-ever winter “Mich Mash” event beginning at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Binda Theatre, 450 North Ave. in Battle Creek.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Brad Poer, a KCC instructor and director of the college’s theatre productions, said the new event is intended to become a biannual showcase highlighting the work done by students in KCC theatre classes each semester.

He said the evening will feature a true mishmash of about 45 different pieces covering a wide variety of themes.

“We have several scenes from playwright David Ives, monologues from movies, TV and videogames, short films created by the students, improv games, and ‘layaway theatre’ pieces where we reenact scenes from our favorite holiday movies using no costumes and props cut out of cardboard,” Poer said.

Most of the featured pieces are just a minute or two long, Poer said, giving the event a likely runtime of under two hours. All ages are welcome, but parental guidance is suggested for language that may fall in the PG-13 range.

“During improv stuff we’re aiming to keep the language down,” Poer said, “but you never know what new actors will say under pressure in an improv environment.”

For more information about Kellogg Community College’s upcoming “Mich Mash” event, contact director Brad Poer at poerb@kellogg.edu.