Category: Theatre

He Said / She Said Theatre Reviews

Jennaya Hill, freshman of Gordon, sets a rose on fire Monday during play "#16: Ten Years…and six months" as part of a dress rehersal of “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind,” in the Black Box Theatre. —Photo by Jordyn Hulinsky

30 plays in 60 minutes

“Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind:” 30 plays within a play. If that doesn’t sound tricky enough for you, throw in the fact that it’s timed. This play of 30 plays is performed within a 60-minute time frame, making each an average two minutes long. This play features the neo-futurists, which simply means the cast members act as themselves. They are dressed in their ordinary, every day clothes and are addressed by their own names as the program suggests. It’s a unique and refreshing concept compared to an ordinary play one would see, where actors actually perform as someone else’s identity.

Molly Aster, middle, played by Molly Thornton, senior of Riverton, Wyoming, and Peter, right, played by Wacey Gallegos, senior of Ainsworth, discuss their first kiss in a scene from the dress rehearsal of “Peter and the Starcatcher,” Tuesday in the Memorial Hall Auditorium.—Photo by Melanie Nelson

Voyage to NeverLand

A giant alligator, lost orphan boys, pirates, mermaids, and native jungle people all in a play together seems familiar, but this play was not the well-known and loved Disney’s “Peter Pan.” Instead we are witnessing Rick Elice’s “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

Left, Tragedian 3, played by Jacob Wirth, senior of Sidney, sways back and forth like he is on a boat, The Player, played by Patrick Bergin, junior of Riverton, Wyoming, holds the top end of the rope as Alfred, Chance Hejde, freshman of Rapid City, South Dakota, holds on to the end of the rope and acts like he is a boat,  as Tragedian 2 Nathan Wojciechowski, junior of Gering, sways back and forth like he is on a boat.--Photo by Sara Tweet

CSC thespians perform Hamlet spinoff

If you are looking for a play that gives you some fancy wordplay, dirty jokes, and an existential crisis all in one package, “Rozencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” just might be what you are looking for. Originally written by Tom Stoppard with a debut in 1967, the play is a solidly written story following the exploits of “the Prince of Denmark’s college buddies” as they struggle with being jammed into the Shakespearean classic, Hamlet.

Guildenstern, played by Molly Thornton, senior of Riverton, Wyoming, acts like a puppet as Tragedian 2, Nathan Wojciechowski, junior of Gering, is the puppet master controlling what happens Tuesday, during a dress rehearsal of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’ by Tom Stoppard.--Photo by Sara Tweet

Blood, Love and Rhetoric

“What is the last thing you remember?”

During CSC theatre program’s most recent production, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” this question is repeated multiple times throughout the play as the audience is immersed in the confusion that the two main characters face for nearly the entire show.

Willis Miller, senior of Deer Trail, Colo., asks the audience a question, Monday evening. —Photo by Ashley Swanson

Where’s the baby?

Edward Albee’s “The Play About the Baby,” directed by Scott Cavin, is an intriguing production the CSC Theatre Department is presenting.

Where’s the baby?

Where’s the baby?

“Have you ever noticed that when you’re going somewhere for the first time—somewhere you’ve never been —that it always takes longer to get there than it does to come back?” Little did I know that this simple and quite relatable statement set the mood for the mind journey I was about to begin.

Satirical lines make for a spanking good times

Satirical lines make for a spanking good times

There’s something interesting under the new CSC theatre production. Beneath the comical skivvies of Steve Martin’s “The Underpants”, there hides a witty, satirical romp first written in 1910 by German playwright Carl Sternheim. Martin’s adaptation takes Sternheim’s foundation of mockery and sews in what every modern comedy needs: sex and suffrage. It’s not the right to vote that Martin champion, but rather the right of women to choose.