The Division of Communication and the Arts next week will
present “Oh, the Humanity,” a group of five small plays written by Will Eno.
The play, which is directed by Dr.
Kevin Ewert, professor of theater, takes place at 7:30 p.m. April 4, 5 and 6 in
the Studio Theater of Blaisdell Hall, and at 2 p.m. April 7. The production
runs about an hour with no intermission. Tickets are $6 for the public and $2
for all students.
The loosely connected plays capture
emotional moments in the lives of ordinary individuals: a coach admitting
defeat, a man and woman each preparing to record a video for a dating service, and
an airline spokesperson trying to spin a tragedy.
“Will Eno has one of the most
distinctive voices in the theater today,” Ewert said. “His work has been called
‘existential stand-up,’ and that nicely captures his ability to create these
hilarious moments of our everyday failings, our agonies and our anxieties.
The cast includes Josh Ellson, a
radiological science major from Export; Matthew Tuzynski, an interdisciplinary
arts major from Clarks Mills; James Segee, a writing major from Bradford;
Stephanie Mihalik, a history-political science major from Pittsburgh; Nyssa
Brumagin, an interdisciplinary arts major from North Warren; community member Kelley
Baker-Ewert; Love Lee, a broadcast communications major from Upper Darby;
Michael Robinson, an interdisciplinary arts major from Louisville, Ky.; and
Danielle Scott, a history-political science major from Altadena, Calif.
Tickets are available in advance
through the Bromeley Theater Box Office, which can be reached at (814)362-5113
For disability-related needs,
contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at (814)362-7609 or firstname.lastname@example.org.