Oct. 25-28: Theatre Students to Perform Play They Created

Twenty-eight Bucknell theatre students will perform a play that they spent two months creating from scratch on Friday through Monday, Oct. 25-28 in Harvey M. Powers Theatre. Performances will be Friday, Saturday and Monday at 7:30 p.m., with the Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Feedback from the Sunday talk-back will be incorporated into Monday evening’s performance.

Directed by theatre & dance professor and department chair Anjalee Deshpande Hutchinson, students produced the play through devised theatre — a collaborative process in which an ensemble creates a theatrical performance from scratch. This process consists of breaking themes down into smaller theatrical ‘moments’ and connecting them together into a full-scale production.

Led by theatre major Catherine MacKay ’21, students of Introduction to Devising THEA 242 and Devising, Performance and Design 342 took on the roles of writers, actors and designers in creating the play. It will explore intersecting themes of anxiety and miscommunication through comedy, drama and maybe even a little song.

Bucknell students will receive free admission to the play courtesy of President John Bravman. Students should arrive 15 minutes prior to curtain time of the performance of their choice and show their Bucknell ID at the door.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for non-Bucknell students and senior citizens and are available by calling 570-577-1000, online at bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or at any Campus Box Office location.

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