On Friday and Saturday, theater students will be staging three short, comic plays performed in the round. The plays include Small Actors by Stephen Gregg as well as !Artistic Inspiration and It's not you, it's me by Don Zolidis. (The "!" is intentional, as are the lowercase letters in the 2nd title.)
According to Director Jesse Howard, the plays in large part riff on theater itself. "We are staging the show in the round, with the audience right up close to the actors. We have costume racks and props shelving onstage, so the audience will literally get to see all aspects of the show, including things that normally happen backstage," he says. "The style lends itself to this with many actors playing multiple roles, changing costume pieces and personalities on a dime. We have one play about a girl who lies about the tiny role she gets in the school play, another about two writers trying to write the worst play ever (and yes, we get to see dubious results), and a final piece which clues us in on a series of scenes in which the same two people get broken up with multiple times to hilarious effect." Please join us for this fun night out at the theater!
Free and open to the public. Seating will be limited to about 100 people per show and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Performances on May 10 at 7:30 p.m.; May 11 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Click here for the Cast list.