RAPID CITY, S.D. (Nov. 20, 2013) – The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology's Hardrockin’ Drama Club will present the play “Silent Laughter” at 7 p.m. November 21, 22 and 23 in the Surbeck Center Ballroom.
Admission is free for Mines students with an ID and $5 for all other attendees. Proceeds benefit the Rapid City Arts Council Children’s Program.
Inspired by Charlie Chaplin and the legends of pre-talky
film, "Silent Laughter" brings the roaring-20's silent movie mayhem live to the
stage. This no-monologue, gag-filled, water sloshing, bed crashing, pie
throwing craziness is performed with title cards projected over the actors'
heads and organ accompaniment.
This comic tour de force stars a dashing
hero who overcomes jail, poverty, World War I, and a dastardly villain, Lionel
Drippinwithit, to win the girl of his dreams. She is the heiress to the
Thickwad Screw Factory, a firm that has been "Screwing the American Public
since 1861.” The pie fight and slapstick shenanigans caps the silent
Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,640 students from 45 states and 37 countries, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average starting salary for graduates is $62,400 with a 98 percent placement rate. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sdsmt and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sdsmt.