Rehearsals are underway for Out of the Box’s final production of the year, Consider the Oyster by David MacGregor.
Performances will be at 10:30 p.m. April 28-29 in the admin tower.
The play explores ideas of gender and human nature. It tells the story of “Gene,” played by Jordan Cobb, acting sophomore, who slowly changes from male to female as an oyster does. The show questions ideas of identity and love.
Sara Byerly, acting sophomore, plays “Marisa” and said she enjoys participating in a show with such a powerful message.
“Consider the Oyster’s central message is about how to love yourself and one another,” Byerly said.
The cast rehearses from 10:30 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday in the admin tower. Out of the Box produces three shows each semester.
“The late night vibe sounds like it should make everybody tired, but I think it actually gives people a cool rush of energy,” said Katy Yates, acting sophomore, who plays “Jean” in the show.
Maddy Donatelli, acting freshman, is the liaison for Consider the Oyster. Her job is to oversee rehearsals, keep the production on schedule and enforce the rules of the theater school.
She said the show fits well with the theme of this year’s Out of the Box’s season, “girl power,” which includes all female directors for their shows.
The show is going to be a lot of fun, Yates said.
“The cast and crew are all super positive and hardworking people,” she said. “I can’t wait to really get into it.”
Joe Bonfiglio, acting freshman and stage manager, said the show will be amazing because of the cast.
“The cast is so immensely talented that this show is going to kick ass,” Bonfiglio said.
For more information, go to Out of the Box’s Facebook page “OCU Out of the Box.”