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Lipscomb theatre’s “Ada and the Engine” prepares to dazzle audiences

Lipscomb University Theatre is once again setting the stage, but this time, it is for “Ada and the Engine.” The show will be from Feb. 9 to Feb. 18 in the Shamblin Theater in Bennett Campus Center, located on Lipscomb University’s campus.

“Ada and the Engine” tells the story of ambitious Ada Byron as she struggles to be a woman with dreams in the 1850s.

To bring this story to life, students in the Lipscomb Department of Theatre have been working around the clock.

Whether it is performing, painting or lights, every student involved is doing their part and taking something from the production.

“This story emphasizes to me the importance of knowing yourself, your worth and what it is that you want, and not being afraid to go after it,” said stagehand Preslie Cagle, sophomore acting major.

Cagle is a stagehand on the run crew for the show. Cagle and the stagehand team are essential to keeping the production organized backstage and moving the set during the show.

They are usually never seen, but the actors wouldn’t have a scene to act in without them.

Nylah Watts, sophomore acting major, is a “swing” who is responsible for being able to step in at any time if an actor is unable to perform. Having studied the show inside and out, Watts has taken her own message from the show.

“One thing that I am taking away from this production is that there is beauty found within everything and anything. No matter what your past may be, let it guide you to where you want to be in the future,” said Watts.

As opening night approaches, anticipation grows for the tale of Ada Byron’s journey of ambition and discovery.

The cast and crew are hoping to give the audience the same joy and emotions that they have felt while bringing the show to life and give them an unforgettable experience.

Tickets are available currently available for purchase.

For tickets, go to https://www.lipscomb.edu/theatre/current-season