Tuesday, June 27th marked the 6th Annual English Skit and Performance Contest for 2nd year students in Oral Communications III of the British and American Studies Department at Chukyo University. All students involved in the mainstream Oral Communication III classes participated. The event took place in the theater in Room 0304 of the Center Building during 3rd and 4th periods. The directors and organizers were Terry Wacholtz and Allen Williams. The performances were also attended by other students from the department as well as some instructors.
The emphasis for this year’s skits was to take a well-known story and mix a character or storyline from another well-known story or adapt a significant change to the standard tale. All skits were 100% original works. This year saw performances which included classics from the likes of the “3 Little Pigs and the Lonely Wolf” to “Peach and the Beast”, a mixture of “Momotaro” and “Beauty and the Beast”. There were also stories such as “The New Titanic on a Bus” and “The 3 Little Wolves and the Bad Pig”.
For each of the time periods 1st and 2nd Place Team winners were chosen by student voting with Mr. Wacholtz and Mr. Williams determining the Spirit Awards presented to outstanding performers, sort of a 6th Man Award for key role players.
A special thanks to the BACS Department and Professor Chris Armstrong for their continued support for this event and the contributions for the prizes.
3rd Period Winners
1st place group: “New Titanic on the Bus”
2nd Place: “Twisted Peter Pan”
Spirit Awards 3rd Period
Kohei Akao for the Role of Woodsman in “Moon Princess”
4th Period Winners
1st Place Group: “The Woodman & the Golden Axe”
2nd Place Group: “Snow White and Hanako”
Spirit Awards 4th Period
Ayumi Natsume for the Role of Detective in “Detective Konan”