NEMCC Theatre Schedules Fall One Acts
Date(s) - 10/10/2013-10/13/2013
BOONEVILLE, Miss. – Northeast Mississippi Community College theatre director Christopher Schager seeks to challenge his audience with the college’s 2013 Fall One-Act Plays on October 10-13.
Schager and the Northeast theatre cast will present five one-act plays in Hines Hall Auditorium that come from the 2012 Smith and Kraus collection of plays. Northeast’s 2013 Fall One-Acts are new works loaded with themes relevant to today’s audience(s).
Productions begin at 7 p.m. from Thursday, October 10 to Saturday, October 12, and close with a Sunday, October 13 matinee performance beginning at 2 p.m.
Words, Words, Words, by David Ives opens the 2013 fall one-acts and is followed by The End of the Perfect Game, by Jay Rehak, Magnolia Day by S.D. Graubert, The Lady and the Tyger by Trace Crawford, and Preconception by Larry Hamm.
In Words, Words, Words, the cast takes on the roles of three monkeys locked inside a cage to see if said monkeys have the capacity to type out the play Hamlet. Corinth’s Connor Burns and Alex Ketler along with Iuka’s Darian Henley are featured in Ives’ classic play.
Tending to the sports-inclined mindset, the theatre division brings in a closer with The End of the Perfect Game; an exhausted pitcher has an existential crisis before his last pitch of the last out of a perfect game in the World Series.
Rehak’s The End of the Perfect Game contains one of the largest one-act casts during the 2013 Fall Acts with Corinth’s Tim Martin, Pontotoc’s Jon Butler, Holly Springs’ Ethan Hulsey, Corinth’s Taylor Harber, Booneville’s Jazz Prather and Baldwyn’s William Hood all heading to the stage.
In Magnolia Day, Saltillo’s Jauwanna Johnson and Tunica’s Keshia Hibbler lock horns in a sibling rivalry; Marie attempts to lose weight for her wedding day while Lisa tempts her conscientious sister with a sugary-binge of cupcakes. Magnolia Day was voted as one of the Contemporary Playwright Series’ Best 10-minute plays of 2011
Crawford’s The Lady and the Tyger reveals Ripley’s Morgan Barber knocking an unassuming Ben Strickland (Corinth) off balance with an unorthodox introduction as the clever female tries to meet her prospective boyfriend.
Brandon Strickland of Corinth and Mikayla Fournier of Ripley take on the roles of sperm and egg in Hamm’s Preconception, as both have a frank discussion regarding the male and female concerns with the leap of fertilization.