Last week, under the direction of Clark Taylor, the cast and crew of The Arrival performed in front of three sold-out audiences in the new Upper School Black Box Theater.

Inspired by the graphic novel by Shaun Tan, The Arrival is a migrant story told as a series of wordless images that seem to come from a long-forgotten time.

Last summer, Clark Taylor received permission to adapt the book into an original stageplay. Keeping with the main theme, the play performed by the MV Allstars was also wordless.

Cast of the Arrival:
Father – Jack McGuire
Mother – Tabitha Nagy
Daughter – Lydia Katz

Ensemble
Arden Adams
Jackson Aull
Leighton Batcheller
Peyton DeWeese
Lindsey Franklin
Grace Gilmour
Will Jackson
Thomas Kinser
Samantha McCarthy
Caroline Morrison
Warren Neel
Charlotte Nickell
Win Scott
Jesse Sherrill
Kylie Smith-Wolfe
Addison Vogt
Anna Weber
Miller Woodall
Jordan Yager

Crew:
Rose Dodder
Jake Lortz
Jasmine George
Michael Barwood
Shea Griffith
Eleanor Maddera
Shea Griffith
Eleanor Maddera

Clark shared, “This is the most daring undertaking yet for the MV Allstars to tackle and we have been working since the beginning of the school year with guest artists and specialists to collaborate and create a truly amazing theatrical experience for everyone to see, hear and feel.” As far as he knows, Mount Vernon is the first in North America to produce The Arrival for the stage. 

Congratulations to all involved in the production of The Arrival!

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