Susan Cole is ‘Black Swan’

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Published April 1, 2016
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The Montclarion

DISCLAIMER: The following article is an April Fools’ Day article. Though it may relate to real people or events, it is not factual.

University President Susan Cole will premiere as the Black Swan in upcoming campus play. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

University President Susan Cole will premiere as the Black Swan in upcoming campus play.
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

For those who don’t know, Susan Cole is the president of Montclair State University. In one way or another, she oversees everything that goes on within the school. Although she is a very busy woman who has a lot on her plate, Cole felt she had more to give to the 20,000 students who attend Montclair State. With support from the Department of Theater and Dance and the College of the Arts, the president has decided to inspire students in a less conventional way — through the magic of theater.

It has just been confirmed that, on April 28, Cole will star in a live, one-woman production of the 2010 blockbuster “Black Swan” in Memorial Auditorium. The performance will serve as a mandatory colloquium for all undergraduate and graduate students.

Cole will summon her experience as board member of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Council of Trustees to inform her unprecedented on-stage endeavor. Not only is she simply performing, but she will be executing the piece as the singular performer.

She has utilized the professors within Montclair State University’s College of the Arts to aid her in vocal, dance and acting training — although according to several members of the faculty, she hasn’t needed much.

The president has truly embraced her latest reinvention of the Black Swan and is excited for all enrolled students to witness this life-affirming event.

When asked about her role, Cole stated that she hasn’t planned on pursuing a career in theatre, but depending on the reception, she may have found a new creative outlet.

Students are puzzled by the president’s latest venture and don’t know how to feel about the performance being mandatory. Senior biology major Tiffany Garfield said, “It’s pretty cool that class is being cancelled, but I’m not sure if this performance is relevant to my mission here at Montclair State University.”

Freshman communication major Thomas Carlysle also said, “I didn’t know she was a performer. Is this a real thing?”

This performance is a real thing. Due to the vastness of the Montclair State student body, viewers will have three chances to catch this colloquium. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, Cole will don the black leotard and give Natalie Portman a run for her money.

DISCLAIMER: The above article is an April Fools’ Day article. Though it may relate to real people or events, it is not factual.

 

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