Comedy show ‘Durang Durang’ starts season

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New comedy spoof of American life and theater begins this semester’s theater season.

By Sami Parman

 One may think of the theater as a place where stories come to life and the audience is entertained.

Ms. Sorken, played by liberal arts sophomore Kate Trottier in the play “Durang Durang,” said the theater is meant to “irritate as well to entertain.”

The quirky and unusual “Durang Durang,” a comedy directed by Charles Falcon, a theater and speech instructor, will open Feb. 7 and run through Feb. 17 in the theater of McCreless.

The presentation will consist of six one- act plays spoofing American life and popular American theater.

One of the acts, “For Whom the Southern Bell Tolls,” spoofs Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” a production Falcon directed at this college  last spring.

“‘For Whom the Southern Bell Tolls’” should be fun to perform,” Falcon said last semester when auditions were beginning.

“Durang Durang” will play at 8 p.m., Feb. 7-9 and 14-16, and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10 and 17, in McCreless Theater.

Upcoming shows for the 2008 theater season include “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” a musical, directed by Paula Rodriguez, beginning April 3-13. “All in the Timing,” directed by Jennifer L. Anderson, will begin July 3-13.

Check the Ranger for future audition dates.

Tickets to plays are free to all faculty, staff, and students, $10 for general admission and $8 for all other students with ID.

For ticket information, contact the department office in Room 125 of McAllister Fine Arts Center, or call 733-2715.

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