Theatre Arts Department introduces “Becoming”: An Evening of Short Plays

Theatre Arts Department introduces “Becoming”: An Evening of Short Plays

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The Danny Peterson Theatre will be filled with laughter, drama and great acting this October with the upcoming production  “Becoming.”

It will feature five short plays, including, “Watermelon Boats,” “Three Guys and a Brenda,” “Bondage,” “Medea,” and “Come and Go.”

“Students should expect a mix of realistic acting and costumes with a more abstract, representative set and lighting design,” said Riley Caldwell-O’Keefe, play director. “The shows are a mix of humor and more dramatic pieces which work together as a whole to explore relationships and their impact on our identity.”

Auditions for this production were held the first week of school and the performers have been practicing every night since then.

“We don’t rehearse every show, every night,” Caldwell-O’Keefe said. “So the amount of time to really work on each piece, especially considering that we are balancing around work and school schedules as well, is incredibly tight.”

The five short plays will touch on human emotion and the complicated questions we ask ourselves every day about trust, love, relationships and society.

“We like to try a variety of plays in the college environment to support the needs of developing actors as well as a college audience and the Boise community,” Caldwell-O’Keefe said.

The performances will take place in the Danny Peterson Theatre on Oct. 4 through 6 starting at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 7 at 2 p.m., Oct. 10 through 13 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 14
at 2 p.m.

For more information on pricing and more specifics on showtimes visit the theatre arts website.