Events: Dept of Theatre

05/05/2017 - 7:30pm, 05/06/2017 - 7:30pm, 05/07/2017 - 1:00pm

Black Box performances feature one act plays directed by students. FREE Admission.


Something Unspoken by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Nicole Reisert '19

Miss Cornelia Scott, a wealthy 1950s spinster, waits in her Louisiana estate to hear whether she has been elected as Regent of the Confederate Daughters. She is accompanied by her secretary, widow Grace Lancaster.  Their close and complex relationship is laced with a tension that has never been explicitly acknowledged. What exactly is that tension, and will it finally come to light? This is a subtle drama about delicate egos and ambiguous relationships.

Speed Date by Jane Allard
Directed by Ovie Ovjeni '18

It's Valentine's Day and the pressure is on. Crazy characters search for love in a round-robin game of speed dating. Everyone's in on the action: a hopeless people-pleaser, a Frenchman, and art therapist, a clown, and more. They're desperate, chatty, needy, strang--and the clock is ticking. Will they find love before tie runs out?

The Interview by Octave Mirbeau
Translated from the original French by Walter Wykes
Directed by Ellen Schaaf '18
Chapuzot, a French wine merchant, is minding his own business when an interviewer from the extremely popular journal, The Movement, suddenly shows up at his shop. But what does the interviewer want, and why can't he seem to get his story straight? Questions are asked, absurd accusations are thrown, and lots of beer is ingested in this hilarious farce about the relationship between the truth, the common man, and the press. 

PERFORMANCE DATES: FRI MAY 5, SAT MAY 6 @ 7:30 | SUN May 7 @ 1pm