SALISBURY, MD---Sophanes, Salisbury University’s student theatre club, explores the perils of womanhood during “A Pair of Plays” Thursday-Sunday, April 24-27 and May 1-4.
Students in the organization direct, design and perform in two one-act plays: Charles L. Mee’s Big Love and Christopher Durang’s The Nature and Purpose of the Universe. Curtain is 8 p.m., 2 p.m. Sundays.
Big Love, directed by Camilla Morrison, is based on Aeschylus's The Supplicants. It follows 50 brides who run away to avoid marrying their 50 cousins while they deal with and discuss gender politics, love, and domestic violence.
The cast includes Rachel Barret, Lawrence Ryan, Hank Brannock, Stephanie Dargan, Jessica Rivera-Pratts, Brian Hoyle, Roland Lane, Justin Campbell, Selena Baker, Paul Richardson and Megan Murray. Shanice Jones and Kelsey Wesenberg stage manage.
The Nature and Purpose of the Universe, directed by Zachary Coffman, is about a housewife, Eleanor Mann, who lives a miserable life. Her husband beats her and her sons are destined to live horrible lives. This dark comedy pays homage to the Book of Job in the Bible as two angels make Eleanor’s life even more miserable than it already is.
The cast includes Emily Jablonski, Hank Brannock, Brandan Pippens, Chelsea Reid, Griffin Jones, Josh Finamore, Charles Bloom and Zach Schalg. Katherine Edwards and Jennifer Bagadasian stage manage.
Costume and prop design are by Selena Baker and Alison Buchanan. Set, sound and light design are by Heather Hall, Brandon Roe and Justin Seryeni.
Sponsored by the Bobbi Biron Theatre Program, admission is $12, $10 for students and seniors. On Thursdays, admission is $10, $8 for students and seniors. SU ID holders receive one ticket free. For tickets call the SU Box Office at 410-543-6228. For more information visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.