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Alliance's third annual Drag Ball featured performances from students in
addition to professionals, such as Serena Nox.
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3 little skin. Many took off layers of
clothing to let their whole selves shine.
‘The most difficult thing was taking
clothing off. I figured if I was going
to dance around in lingerie as a girl, I
"'as going to show-some skin as a guy,
otherwise it wouldn’t be fair,” Seithel
After the competition section of the
•tight ended, professional perform
ers from around Asheville, including
ravage, performed for the energetic
This was my very first Drag Ball,
|ind I thought it was awesome. I believe
t will be going next year. I thought it
"'as really impressive that they got
professionals to do performances.
Also, it’s a good cause and I would
•ke to support it in the future,” said
Allison Hargus, undeclared fresh
Savage’s performance incorporated
the episode of Glee featuring an LG-
BTQ suicide attempt. The touching
performance took a moment to shed
light on a serious issue and to share
some knowledge on help hotlines to
the audience, such as the Trevor Proj
ect Lifeline, Bom This Way Founda
tion and the It Gets Better Project.
“When the episode aired, calls to
the Trevor Prject Lifeline increased
by 300 percent that night. This issue is
very relevant and that’s what drew me
to that,” Savage said.
After the final performance. Savage
joined the judges to decide who the
winner of the competition would be.
The final three were asked to join the
stage, and the crowd had the opportu
nity to decide the winner. The crowd
chose Ms. Chartreuse.
The dance party started from there.
Glow sticks were waving in the air,
and the music shook the room. The
celebration continued with the sounds
of laughter and joy pervading the air.
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have breeches, which have to be held
up with suspenders, as well as doublets
and big sleeves and lots of lace. And
then there are the wigs. This show is
huge in terms of wigs, costumes and
The costuming crew for “Tar-
tuffe” finished with all of the costumes
and designs the Friday before the show
Senior drama student Bobby Abra-
hamson, who serves the role of market
ing and public relations administrator
for “Tartuffe,” said the drama depart
ment seeks the support of the students
“With trying to get the word out for
this show, we’re of course trying to sell
tickets, but we’re also looking to get
the support of our fellow students. We
just want the crowd to have as good of
a time as we’re having,” Abrahamson
Abrahamson says the reason “Tar
tuffe” is one of the most fun plays he’s
worked on with the drama department
is due to the period of the play’s setting.
“It was really cool to be able to con
struct a world that was completely new
to us, and from a period we didn’t real
ly know before, especially since Carol
"Coming down here and
being able to work with
students and help them
with their projects, espe
cially constructing cos
tumes and learning new
techniques, was really
Just a good fit for me."
was such a help and really an expert in
what we are doing,” Abrahamson said.
The students enjoyed working with
Carol, as they were able to gain some of
her knowledge of costume design and
theater experience over the semester.
Coming down here and being able
to work with students and help them
with their projects, especially con
structing costumes and learning new
techniques, was really just a good fit for
me,” Blanchard said.
The show runs until Saturday, with
evening performances set for 7:30
p.m. and weekend matinee shows at
3 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students, $8
for senior citizens and $10 for general
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