GSC students direct 15-minute plays
Tue Mar 3, 2020
Sure Thing by David Ives

By Emily Salisbury

The students in CART 311, a directing class, will be directing 15-minute plays. Logan Saho, one of the students in the class, will be directing a play entitled "Sure Thing."

"Sure Thing" was written by David Ives and published in 1994, it is a part of a collection of short plays called All in the Timing. The play is set in the 1990s, featuring a chance meeting of two characters, Betty and Bill, who will be played by Isabel Morris and Robert Kniceley. Betty and Bill’s conversation in the play is continually reset by the use of a ringing bell, starting over when one of the characters responds negatively to the other.

Saho stated, “I chose this play because I found the humor in the way it was written; I have only directed one other play and I am trying to find a genre that I am good at directing. I personally do not think that Sure Thing is a genre that I like directing, but I have been told by several other people that I’ve done well with it.”

Sure Thing will be shown in the Rusty Musket tonight, March 3, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. and shown again at 8:15 p.m. also in the Rusty Musket.

For a change of pace, see "Brilliant Traces," by Cindy Lou Johnson and directed by Fairen Gill and featuring Marjorie Stewart and Andrew Maddox. Rosanna shows up at Harry's place in remote Alaska wearing a wedding dress and satin shoes - no coat, no gloves, and a broken down car that she lost somewhere out in the snow. She collapses on Harry's floor and sleeps for two days. If that doesn't show that they're a little odd nothing will. 

"Brilliant Traces will be performed Wednesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in the President's Auditorium. There is no charge for either play.


Share article on: