Sunday, February 28, 2010

Upcoming: Recent Tragic Events by Craig Wright, Transit Theatre Troupe, St. Edward's University, March 3 - 8

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Transit Theatre Troupe

at St Edward's University


Recent Tragic Events

March 3-5 & 8 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 6 at 11 p.m.
St. Edward's University, in front of Trustee Hall (click for campus map).

It is September 12th, 2001; the setting is the Minneapolis apartment of Waverly, a young advertising executive. Soon to venture on a blind date amidst the television news coverage of the September 11th attacks, Waverly becomes preoccupied when she discovers that her twin sister, Wendy, a student in New York, has not been heard from. Waverly reassures herself that Wendy had no reason to be at the World Trade Center. As the evening unfolds, Waverly and her blind date, Andrew, an airport bookstore manager, realize that they are connected by a succession of bizarre coincidences. As Waverly awaits word on Wendy, the date is complicated by visits from her crazed-musician neighbor, Ron, and his girlfriend, Nancy, and a startling visit from Waverly’s great aunt, Joyce Carol Oates—played by a sock puppet. Recommended for adult audiences only.

Recent Tragic Events marks the directorial debut of Chad Duda. Assistant director and stage manager is Kiara Smith. The cast consists of Jacqueline Harper and Sam Buckner and features the performance debuts of Alex Benson, Kendra Perez, and Meredith Montgomery.

SEU's Transit Theatre Troupe is an award-winning student organization dedicated to supporting a variety of charitable organizations through theatrical performances.

In accordance with Transit Theatre Troupe’s mission statement, this production will be free and all proceeds (in the form of donations) will be sent to the Haiti Relief Fund, to assist the nation in their recovery from recent tragic events.

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