Penn State's "No Refund Theatre" (NRT), an organization that is completely student-run, adds their own twists and turns to their adaptation of the storyline, "The Shining". Noah Schmitt, a junior playing the role of Jack Torrance, says that the cast drew inspiration from the horror book and movie to create their own version of the story and created, "Redrum," which was creatively named from the backwards spelling of "murder". NRT performs about eight to 10 shows per semester in 111 Forum.
Video reporting by: Maria Valdisera
Produced by: Lizzie Palma
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Lizzie is a senior majoring in photojournalism and minoring in entrepreneurship and innovation and global international studies. Lizzie’s passions have always included the fields of photography, journalism and fashion. Upon graduation, she aspires to work as a photographer for a fashion magazine publication.
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Maria Valdisera is an intern with The Black Sheep at Penn State, which specializes in social media content creation and management. She is an active member of the Penn State Thespian Society and Secretary of No Refund Theatre. She has completed internships with the U.S. Census Bureau and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. She hopes to pursue a career in either political or entertainment journalism in the D.C. area.