The Holy Cross Alternate College Theatre recently presented the Neil Simon classic Sweet Charity, in Fenwick Theatre. Packed with show-stopping dance numbers adapted from Bob Fosse’s original choreography, the play features high-energy songs and lovable characters. Adapted from Nights of Cabiria, a film by Federico Fellini, Sweet Charity tells the story of perennial optimist Charity, who is perpetually unlucky in love. With music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, the play received 12 Tony nominations during its first run on Broadway.
The Alternate College Theatre is a student-run organization at Holy Cross. In each production, students manage every aspect—from directing and acting to lighting and set design. Directed by recent graduate Eric Butler ’06, the show featured Emily Rast ’09, as Charity, as well as Matthew Brown ’08, Molly Bier ’11 and Katie Lydic ’10.