VERMILLION, S.D. -- From tragic comedy to farcical comedy, laughter will be center stage as The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre presents five student-directed one-act plays Nov. 13 through Nov. 15. All five short plays, which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. each day in the Arena Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, comprise a varied evening of mature entertainment.
Three performances are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 13: "Chase," "The Problem," and "The Spotted Man." "Chase," written and directed by Paul Petersen, is a coming of age comedy about love, loss and growing up while "The Problem," which is by A.R. Gurney and directed by David Mancini, humorously deals with marriage, communication and how couples keep their union exciting. The evening ends with tragic-comedy, "The Spotted Man," written by Walter Wykes and directed by Kyra Tietjen.
"Ledge, Ledger and Legend" and "A Tight Spot" are showcased on the evening of Friday, Nov. 14. "Ledge, Ledger and Legend," written by Paul Elliot and directed by Rachel Foulks, is a dark farce examining suicide and entrepreneurship. "A Tight Spot," meanwhile, is a mature comedy written and directed by Adam Hansen that deals with the underbelly of the adult entertainment industry.
If you miss any of the performances, note that all five plays will also be performed at the Arena Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 15. Student tickets are $3 and $5 for the general public. The USD Theatre box office is open weekdays beginning Monday, Nov. 10 from noon to 5 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling (605) 677-5400. As the evening of entertainment includes plays with strong language and mature themes, parental discretion is advised. For more information, please contact the Department of Theatre at (605) 677-5418 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Fine Arts events are made possible in part through a generous donation from First Bank & Trust.