CWC student theater showcase offers different shows

Mar 30, 2014 Staff

Central Wyoming College's 11th annual showcase of student-directed plays will provide two different evenings of comedy, music and drama over a four-day period.

The showcase has performances scheduled at 7:30 p.m. April 10 to April 12 and at 2:30 p.m. April 13. The April 10 and April 12 performances feature the work of group A, and group B will entertain audiences April 11 and April 13.

The actors perform "arena style" in the center's dance studio with the audience members sitting on all four sides.

Showcase 2014 will feature three dramatic pieces, a musical and a whole lot of comedy. Eleven directors are rehearsing 20 theater pieces.

"Some are one acts and the others are sketches," director Mike Myers said.

He said the showcase is a culminating project in his directing course.

"This is the most important class we teach," he said. "They are responsible for all aspects of the show. It's good experience for them."

Two pieces in the show are original. Aaron King has written the music and lyrics for a musical short, "Eyeing Diamonds," and Rachael Rowan is the creator of "Twisted."

All of the pieces are rated PG with the exception of the final act, which is rated R. Audience members will have the option to leave before it is performed.

"This is my favorite thing we do each year," Myers said. "It's a chance to do more avant-garde experimental stuff that we couldn't do in the big theater."

Tickets for the show are free, though it is suggested audience members reserve tickets at the CWC Box Office. Seating at each performance is limited to 90.

Tickets may be ordered by calling 855-2002 or visiting the box office from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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