WINONA, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University theatre and dance students will present SPLaSH!, a biennial short play showcase Feb. 7-11 at the Saint Mary’s Performance Center.
SPLaSH!, which stands for Short Play Showcase, features a kaleidoscope of professionally written and student developed one-act plays from their playwriting class that are produced, directed, designed, and acted by Saint Mary’s Department of Theatre and Dance students. A variety of genres ranging from comedy, drama, and sci-fi to absurdism, mystery, and more means there’s something for everyone.
This year, there are six shorts, including four original works by theatre students:
- Victoria Madigan ’18 takes on Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang’s “Nina in the Morning.”
- Peyton Roberson ’19 brings to the stage the adventures of Dick Piston, hotel detective, in Jeff Goode’s 10-minute mystery film noir spoof “Murder by Midnight.”
- Stefan Kahlstorf ’19 directs an original piece written by Roberson about a demon who helps out on his host’s first date in “My Wingman is a Demon.”
- Shania Merchlewitz ’18 directs “Lix Dalakan” by Margo Hansen ’19 which takes a man with revolution on his mind traveling through time 1,000 years into our dystopian future.
- Michael Britton ’18 performs a staged reading of his absurdist-inspired play titled “Everytheory.”
- Darren Cajipo ’18 directs John L. Donovan’s autobiographical “The Lovable Losers” where one die-hard Chicago Cubs fan roots from abroad to reverse the curse during the seventh game of the World Series.
Here is the schedule of performances:
- Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 10, at 3 and 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. They can be purchased online at pagetheatre.org or by calling the box office at 507-457-1715.