The student production of "The Tall Girls," directed by junior directing major Lily Schwab, opens in the Cave Theatre Tuesday. 

Schwab was able to choose the play she wanted to direct, and chose “The Tall Girls” because of the topics the play covers. The story is set in the 1930s and is a story of women struggling through oppression and pushing the boundaries of what was typical in that time.

“It’s kinda like a woman’s coming-of-age story,” Schwab said.

"The Tall Girls" show dates:

  • 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7-10
  • 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11-12

Schwab said she “is big on telling women’s stories on stage,” and is excited to put on this show because it is an important depiction of women, who are not always represented well on stage.  

While Emma Rickman, a senior who plays the lead named Jean, went into the audition without knowledge of what the story was about, she said once the cast list was up and she was able to read into the story she realized how important telling the play’s story is.

“This is my first real speaking role. I am so glad that it will be at the Cave Theatre,” Rickman said. “This entire show has been really collaborative, students are working together to make the best possible show that they can.” 

Rickman added that being able to work with a director who “cares so much” about the actors and the play helps the rest of the students involved be invested in telling the story.

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