Redefining the Classroom

Stage 24 calls all actor wannabes, area theatergoers

Posted: February 19th, 2014

OPEN STAGE BECKONS – In any given 24 hours, most students will attend a few classes, eat a sandwich, check things off the to-do list, or watch some TV, and get some sleep. But what if instead of the usual routine you decided to write, rehearse and perform a play that was all put together in 24 hours? That's the premise behind "Stage 24," which will be performed at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the LSSU Arts Center. Admission is free. How does it work? At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, the evening before the performance, three student playwrights will gather in the Arts Center and pull their casts from a hat. They will receive a line of dialogue and a prop that must be used in their scripts. No writing is allowed beforehand! At 8 a.m. on the morning of the performance, Saturday, Feb. 22, the directors and actors will receive the scripts and start rehearsal. By 8 p.m. that evening, the world premier of three original short plays will be presented! The playwrights, actors, and directors are all LSSU students who participate in the Lake State Theatre Dept. There are no auditions -- if you want to participate, you can. Anyone who wants to be in the cast or help backstage must be present at 8 p.m. on Feb. 21 when the casts are picked. Prof. Jenn Hunter says the plays can vary in length anywhere from 15-40 minutes, maybe longer. If you are interested in participating, either as an actor or someone helping backstage, please contact Prof. Hunter at or 635-2735. Participants would need to be in the Arts Center all day on Feb. 22. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315; Prof. Jennifer Hunter, e-mail, 635-2735.