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Brody directs adaptations of student plays

Playwrights in Performance
Directed by Alan Brody
Rehearsal Room B
By Joanna E. Stone
Arts Editor

This weekend, Playwrights in Performance will be performed in Rehearsal Room B in the basement of Kresge Auditorium. The evening will consist of four plays, all student-written, directed by Alan Brody, director of theatre arts.

The plays this year explore many different issues within very different worlds. The narratives vary from the story of a daughter's reunion with her mother over her grandmother's dead body, to strangers meeting in a park in New York City, to three friends' journey to the afterlife, to the exploration of friendship, suicide, and finding a date to the prom.

The plays to be performed are: Sometimes You Must Say Goodbye by Crystal L. Rockey '93, Afterlife Shoes by Timothy G. Wilson '93, Say Cheese by Eric Adler, and Dead Can Dance by William C. Gump '94.

"It's the most terrifying experience to see your play being performed," said Wilson. "Two or three [students] watched their plays with their eyes closed."

Wilson said his play turned out "better than I<\p>thought it should. The director and actors did a pretty good job with it."

He added that Brody made his play, "which wasn't anything particularly special, [into something] very cool."

Playwrights in Performance is free and should not be missed.