It’s that time of the semester again; the Theatre and Dance Department’s Directing II class is ready to present a series of their student-directed one acts. With this semester’s class, we have David Struckman, Matthew Kiewiet, Baylor Barnes, and Ashley Whittaker as the talented directors coming together in Almost! Cancelled! Productions. Their shows- Blind Harassment, Why We Like Love Stories, Rules of Comedy, and Petrified, respectively- have two performances left on November 8th at 7:30pm and November 9th at 2:30pm. All performances are in Craig Hall’s Balcony Theatre. Doors open thirty minutes before show start and admission is free.
The night starts with Blind Harassment directed by David Struckman. The play features a young couple sitting down with their lawyer to discuss the harassment one of them has dealt with at their former place of employment.
Next, we have Why We Like Love Stories directed by Matthew Kiewiet. This wistful comedy features characters breaking up, making surprise connections, and kindling unexpected romance. They’ll soon recognize what they’ve learned from the people they’ve loved, even if they’re no longer together.
The third show of the night is Rules of Comedy directed by Baylor Barnes. It follows Caroline as she hires stand-up comedian Guy to teach her how to tell jokes. It turns out though, they may both have more to learn from each other than just laughter. Follow these two characters in this delightful show learning about life and love.
The closing act of the night, directed by Ashley Whittaker, Petrified takes audiences into a drama revolving around truth and decisions when character Etta is too afraid to confront her father. She releases her truths into the forest to make the confrontation for her, leading her father to make a choice of his own. Trauma and memory collide for a powerful and impactful piece.
These directors and actors have been working nonstop to make sure to have an incredible array of productions. Make sure to mark your calendars and come support them November 8th and 9th in Craig Hall’s Balcony Theatre.