Constitution Day Celebration Features EFSC Students

By  //  September 12, 2014

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'You Have the Right to Remain Silent'

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Eastern Florida State College Performing and Visual Arts Department will present “You Have the Right to Remain Silent,” an informative and entertaining exploration of the U.S. Constitution.

Theatre students created vignettes that relate to the Bill of Rights and use special masks to covey part of the performance. (Eastern Florida image)

Theatre students created vignettes that relate to the Bill of
Rights and use special masks to covey part of the performance. (Eastern Florida image)

The performance will be held Thursday, Sept. 18, in two showings: 11:15 a.m. and 7 p.m., in the Simpkins Fine Arts Auditorium Studio Theatre on the Cocoa Campus. Attendance is free.

The EFSC Acting 1 students created and will perform the vignettes, which are based on the Bill of Rights. Some of the scenes convey a literal interpretation of the Constitution while others are more quirky and fun, such as using masks to convey various stages of intellectual development as they contemplate the Bill of Rights.

Jeanine Henry

Jeanine Henry

“The students researched the Bill of Rights and created their vignettes, using elements of theatre to convey what they learned,” said Jeanine Henry, director of EFSC’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts.

“This project is a great example of how theatre can be a teaching tool to, not only the audience, but the performers as well.”

Following each performance, attorney Robin Cornell of Gordon & Cornell Attorneys at Law will facilitate discussions between the audience and the cast about the Bill of Rights.

For more information, call the EFSC Performing and Visual Arts Department at 321-433-7384 or 321-433-7385.


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