Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Trio of Hoyas participate in holiday flash mob

What the hell is a flash mob?

I'm pretty sure I should know by now, I'm just so confused. But I'll save that debate for another day.

The point is, Georgetown students put together a flash mob as part class project for "Catholic Theatre". Now, I'm not sure if that qualifies as a religion class or as a music class, but nonetheless, a flash mob occurred in one of the Georgetown dining halls earlier this week.

But instead of dancing to Katy Perry, as Villanova's Jay Wright did over the summer, or Nicky Minaj as a group of Kansas fans did last season, the Georgetown students decided to sing Handel’s Messiah. You know, the "Hallelujah" song.

But this was no ordinary flash mob. Nope. This flash mob just happened to consist of three Georgetown basketball players.

Yup, that's senior captain Jason Clark, sophomore Nate Lubick, and walk-on John Caprio belting out some festive holiday notes during lunchtime.

What's most impressive is that all three players actually look like they're singing. I mean, who hasn't been forced to sing in a chorus at least once in their lives? I know we all have, and I know that we've all snuck to the back of the group and tried our best to get away with just mouthing the words to "Silent Night".

Caprio looks like he's actually enjoying it. Nate looks like he just realized he's been in the wrong class all semester, and poor Jason looks like he's seen the camera and is dreading tomorrow's practice when the rest of the team will clown him.

But the real question is: They really give college credit for this?


Anonymous said...

This is a theology class, I think, not some three-credit chorus class like the ones I'm sure they offer at Kentucky and Memphis and Ohio State.

-- GU Alum

Anonymous said...

Course Catalog Description.

CATH-200 Theater & Cath Imagination

Curry, Richard
Theater has been a part of Jesuit education from the very beginning. This is no accident. The early Jesuits, like the Jesuits of today, recognized that theater could draw deeply from the resources of the Catholic imagination and speak powerfully about the mystery of human experience. They also knew that the demands of the theater were perfectly suited to helping students develop the skills of clear self expression that Jesuits refer to as "eloquentia perfecta." This course will enable students to learn about theater and the energy it derives from the Catholic imagination. We will learn by reading, but mostly we will learn by doing. No previous acting or other theater experience required.

Troy Machir said...

so it's a religion class even though it's course description states that no prior acting experience in necessary?

I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

How about Pitino's son being the kid in front of Nate Lubick.