SBU Theater will present “A Decade of Wandering: Five Stories for Us” from April 13-16 at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University.
Curtain time for the 75-minute show is 7:30 p.m. each night, with an audience talk-back after Friday’s performance.
A new play by Washington, D.C., playwright Jack Novak, “A Decade of Wandering” features student actors Bryce Spadafora, Taquan Brown, Taylor Morton-Lewis, Kristen Caputo, Kevin Bradley, MK Killen and Kat Grout. It’s the first SBU Theater show for Morton-Lewis, a theater major.
“The other actors in the cast, including several theater majors and minors, will be familiar to SBU Theater audiences from their work in last fall’s New Orleans revels production of Shakespeare's “Twelfth Night,” said Dr. Ed. Simone, director of SBU’s theater program.
“A Decade of Wandering” features five short, mostly comic, sometimes mysterious stories about how young people figure out who they are. Along the way, the audience will meet struggling job-seekers, harried employees, obsessive parents, and a special kind of identity thief. The stories are woven together by the theme of self-discovery.
“When I first read Jack’s play, I laughed out loud,” said Simone, director of the production. “It’s very funny, very sharp. It has a youthful voice and understands the young person’s struggle of finding an identity in the world.”
The production is designed by Rebecca Misenheimer, associate professor of theater.
“We use lots of doors in this production: moving doors, office doors, front doors, a phone booth,” Misenheimer said. “The plays are about opening doors and going through them to discover new parts of your life. It’s a bit magical.”
Tickets are $8 for the public, $6 for SBU students, employees and seniors. Free student rush tickets —for students from any school — are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. on show nights at the Quick Center box office. One free ticket per valid student ID (in person only).
For reserved tickets, call the QCA box office at 716-375-2494.
“A Decade of Wandering” contains a little adult language and some adult subjects, and may not be suitable for pre-teens.
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