By Taylor Rey
The theater school will perform their third Stage II of this semester, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, in two weeks.
The show runs Nov. 20-23 in the Black Box Theater. Tickets are $5.
This is a modern, dark comedy written as a semi-autobiography by Christopher Durang.
The story follows “Bette,” who struggles with her inability to conceive, and “Boo,” who struggles with his drinking problem, who at the outset of the play have just gotten married.
Throughout the play, the characters face serious family and relationship issues with an ironically cheerful disposition.
“I love that the play addresses the humor in the heartache in life” said director Bobby Lowe, acting senior.
This is a story that students and faculty can relate to, Lowe said.
“This play deals with the theme of family, which is incredibly important to me.” Lowe said. “The play is about dysfunctional families which I think is something that, contrary to popular belief, is relevant to our society today. Family is hard, but it’s something we all fight for.”
Four Stage II’s are presented a semester. With a small budget and minimal technical and design elements, they focus more on the acting and direction of the show.
“I believe that these are not limitations, but means of inspiration,” Lowe said.
Students have said they are looking forward to see the show.
“I’m excited for the show, I know it’s going to be funny” said Haley Fortune, acting sophomore. “I’m going to go see it, I see everything.”
Editor’s Note: Lauren Matheny, web editor, is a cast member in this show.