Creighton Presents One Act Play Festival
Creighton University presents an evening of three one act plays with John Patrick’s, "Suicide Anyone?," Thursday through Saturday, Nov.12-14, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. in the studio theatre of the Lied Education Center for the Arts, located at 24th and Cass streets on the Creighton campus.
Ticket are: $10 for general public; $8 for senior citizens, and $5 for students. For reservations online, log on to http//boxoffice.creighton.edu, or call 280-1448.
In the first play, "Loyalty," bachelor architect Chris Carpenter is a nice young man who just wants to get some sleep before a big day at work the next morning. Unfortunately, his bickering married friends Milo and Myrtle are having yet another fight – and keep drawing Chris into the middle of it. Chris tries to hold on to his sanity while trying to keep the peace.
In the second piece titled "Empathy," Biglow, is a 20-something aspiring actress for whom nothing is going right. She has no money, no prospects, no hope, and can't even end it all. She is interrupted by an Italian painter who tells her of his loving family, and a young attractive television repair man who's studying to be a doctor. In between veiled comments about death and conversations about the ups, downs and joys of life, Betsy just might find a reason for living.
In "Confession," the final story of the evening, up-and-comer Chandler comes home from a successful business cocktail party, only to find his lover Chuck angrily packing to run home to father. As the two men argue, the couple's worldly neighbor, Rita, stops by. Learning of the conflict from Chandler, she tells him to attempt to commit suicide with phony pills to keep Chuck from leaving. However things don't go quite as planned.
Suicide Anyone? is a student-produced production, directed by Creighton Theatre Senior Welsey Pourier, with scene designs by Patrick O’Malley, light design by Jerry Woiderski and Kenzie Hunter, Costume Design by Mallory Freilich, and Props by Elizabeth Robinson.