Thursday, April 12, 2012

One Act Bonanza at ISU This Weekend

The School of Theatre at Illinois State University is offering a slew of one acts this weekend. A slew of FREE one acts! With nine different plays on the schedule, you have a choice of two programs, each performed once on Saturday and once on Sunday. These plays are being presented by ISU's Directing Workshop and Advanced Lighting classes in Centennial West 202 under the acronym FT1A, which seems to stand for Freshmen/Transfer One Acts. This leads me to believe that the actors will be ISU freshmen and transfer students. But I'm just assuming that based on the FT1A thing. I may have to attend to figure that out unless someone from ISU wants to pop in and give us the scoop.

What they are calling "Block 1" contains the following plays:  

Reasons to be Pretty 
By Neil LaBute
Director: Paige Hutchinson
Designer: Sarah Pindak

 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
By Richard Abbott
Director: Joey Maman
Designer: Mark Caspary  

 By Jose Rivera
Director: Jesus Estela
Designer: Scott Friedrich  

Looking for Normal 
 By Jane Anderson
Director: Joey Maman
Designer: Steve Lopez

By Ethan Coen
Director: Owais Ahmed
Designer: Kris Kirkwood

And "Block 2" includes:

Chamber Music 
By Arthur Kopit
Director: Tammy Wilson
Designer: Andrew Blevins

First Sorrow 
By Franz Kafka
Director: JD Cannady
Designer: Meredith Francsis

Defying Gravity 
By Jane Anderson
Director: Casey Peek
Designer: Nic Vazquez

By Steve Martin
Director: Jesus Estela
Designer: Dan Alore

On Saturday, April 14, Block 1 will be performed at 2 pm, with Block 2 at 7 pm. And then on Sunday, April 15, they'll flip, with Block 2 at 2 pm and Block 1 at 7 pm. 

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