Law Show Set to Bring "Monsters LLP" to Myer Horowitz Theatre

Law school tradition celebrates 22 years of theatrical performances

Priscilla Popp - 24 January 2018

For more than two decades, law students have brought light-hearted humour and entertainment to Law Show, an annual theatrical production that Faculty, staff, members of the legal community and the general public gather to watch at the Myer Horowitz Theatre.

This year is no exception. On February 2 and 3 at 7 pm, months of hard work and dedication will pay off when ticket holders watch the curtain go up on Monsters LLP, which may sound familiar thanks to 2001's Monsters Inc. from Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures.

About 200 people are involved in bringing the show to the stage, from when the script gets compiled and actors are cast, to when the last bow is taken.

Third-year law students Beth Warcholak, Robert Marquette (LSA president) and Kaelyn MacGillivray lead that group.

As Law Show's co-executive directors, Warcholak and Marquette are responsible for overseeing the production from start to finish.

"We bring all the pieces together. We look at the big picture," said Warcholak.

As executive producer, MacGillivray manages the logistical side of the production.

"The producer of Law Show is responsible for making sure that everything 'behind the scenes' happens so that the show itself can take place," she said.

When asked what viewers can expect to see this year, Warcholak said a major focus and lesson of Monsters is the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle.

"We've done a good job of not alienating anyone outside of the legal community," Marquette added, noting that this year the show will be shorter than in the past.

For Warcholak, Law Show factored into her decision to attend UAlberta Law.

"It's something that people take note of outside of law school. It was a big factor in me choosing to come here," she said, adding that she previously attended theatre school and was involved in a drama program throughout high school.

This year, proceeds from the show will go to WIN House, an organization that provides shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

2018 marks the first year of a three-year commitment with the organization. From 2014 to 2017, proceeds from the show went to Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS).

According to MacGillivray, participating in the silent auction during Saturday's intermission is one way to show your support for the organization.

"The silent auction is a great way for us to be able to increase our donation to WIN House substantially. It's great to see how our community is so enthusiastic about giving more to WIN House in the form of their bids," she said.

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