Duke Law Drama Society

October 31, 2007Duke Law News

The Duke Law Drama Society was formed in 2000 to promote awareness of drama in the Duke Law community and to allow Duke Law students and faculty to participate in minor and major drama productions. The group builds on the varied talents of Duke Law students and provides a respite from the rigors of law school.

This fall’s production of “An Inspector Calls” is co-directed by Brad Miller (2L), president of the Drama Society, and vice president Jessi Rivera (2L). Cast members include: Kish Vinayagamoorthy (3L), Rebecca Krefft (3L), Emily Wasserman (3L), Michele Okoh-Bernis (2L), Brad Miller, Slavik Gabinsky (1L), and Paul Monsanto (1L). The set designer is Laura Bull (1L) and publicity director is Sue Chen (2L).

The play is set in 1912, and revolves around the questioning of a family about the suicide of a young woman that the family knew.

“I encountered the play for the first time at the recommendation of Jessi Rivera and Sue Chen and really liked its sharp dialogue and clever structure,” says Miller. “Also, the play deals with a lot of weighty issues that are just as relevant today as when it was written.”

Past productions include “The Laramie Project,” “Inherit the Wind,” “Waiting for Godot,” “The Hypochondriac,” and “Glengarry Glen Ross.” This year the group plans to produce a second play in the spring; details will be announced as plans develop.

“An Inspector Calls” will be performed the evenings of Thursday, Nov. 8, Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8 PM on East Campus, East Duke 209. Admission is free.