Powered by the work of student actors and directors, two classic one-act plays by Thornton Wilder will open today (March 18) at McWilliams Hall on the uptown campus.
Following the themes of imagination and family, the students will present Childhood, directed by Hannah Trostle, and The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden, directed by Rebecca Frank.
The performances will take place in the lab theater, room 104, at 8 p.m. today through Saturday (March 20) and at 2 p.m. on Sunday (March 21). The events are free of charge but donations will be accepted.
Post-war abundance is the theme of the 1950s-era Childhood. Trostle is a senior theater major and this project is for her honors thesis. The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden takes place in 1931 during the Great Depression. Frank is directing the work as part of her MFA program in the Department of Theatre and Dance.
The plays feature student actors Allison DeDecker, Max Jay-Dixon, Susan Lanigan, Shannon March, Ben Piemont and Derrick Toups, with design by Casha Jacot, Val Perez and Selena Poznak.