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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Feb. 2, 2014)--The University of Central Missouri Department of Theatre and Dance will present the Studio Theatre one-act plays at 7:30 p.m. March 11-13 in the Black Box Theatre in Nickerson Hall.
Performed, directed, and designed entirely by UCM students, the one-acts being presented are Sure Thing by David Ives, Prague Summer by Rich Orloff, and Duck Variations by David Mamet.
Tickets are $1 and are available at the door. Due to the size of the space and limited seating, arrival 30 minutes in advance is strongly recommended. Some material may be suitable for mature audiences, and children under the age of five will not be admitted. For additional information, please contact the Department of Theatre and Dance at 660-543-4020.
In Sure Thing, a man, played by Ben Whitcomb, and a woman, played by Sarah Bronson, meet in a crowded café and an off-stage bell interrupts their conversation full of faux pas and gaffes that eventually lead to them falling in love. Kalyssa Bates directs the contemporary comedy with technical direction by Mark Jacobsen.
In Prague Summer, two friends Xavier and Ladislav, played by David LeVota and Bryson Kenworthy, meet up after several years in the Czech Republic after the Cold War. Ladislav still clings to his socialist ideals, while Xavier has gone on to become a successful business executive. Xavier brings along his associate Zelda, played by Lauren Smith, who appears as a cockroach. The satirical political comedy is directed by Ben Barker with Audra Viele serving as technical director.
In Duck Variations, two middle-aged men on a park bench discussing the ways of ducks and life, making hilarious observations. Aaron Scully plays Emil Vare and Sean Dickmeyer plays George Aronovits. The comedy is directed by Jerod Harms with technical direction by Kirstin Robertson.