Saint Vincent College Players will present three performances of the comedy “Play On!” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 25, and Saturday, October 26, and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, October 27, in the Performing Arts Center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the Saint Vincent campus.
Tickets are all general admission and will be available beginning one hour prior to each show in the box office of the Performing Arts Center. The theatre doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start of each performance. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. All Saint Vincent faculty, staff, students and Benedictines will be admitted free with valid ID.
Written by Rick Abbot and presented by special agreement with Samuel French Inc., “Play On!” follows the mishaps and obstacles faced by a theater group as it tries to put on a play, including a disgruntled cast and a rookie playwright who insists on continually changing the script up to the day of the performance.
The SVC Players production will be directed by Greggory Brandt, Saint Vincent director of stage and Summer Theatre. Christopher Plummer will serve as technical director and set designer and Beth Shari as costume designer.
The cast includes:
- Frannie Andreola, a sophomore biology major from Pittsburgh (15236), as Aggie Manville.
- Caroline Nelson, junior psychology major from Jefferson, Maryland, as Gerry Dunbar.
- Timothy Morris, junior biology major from Ebensburg, as Henry Benish.
- Maria Fetty, senior history education major from Pittsburgh (15228), as Marla Smith.
- Moira Sullivan, junior anthropology major from Waldorf, Maryland, as Polly Benish.
- Kyle Watson, junior integrated science major from Gwynn Oak, Maryland, as Saul Watson.
- Justin Massetto, junior computer science major from Murrysville, as Billy Carewe.
- Arielle Kreuzwieser, junior graphic design major from Canfield, Ohio, as Violet Imbry.
- Isabel Sicree, sophomore English major from Boalsburg, as Louise Peary.
- Micaela Kreuzwieser, senior English major from Canfield, Ohio, as Phyllis Montague.
Desmond Stone, a junior history major from Millersville, Maryland, will serve as stage manager, while assistant stage managers include Rachel Keller, junior biology major from St. Marys; Sarah Mott, freshman undeclared major from Greensburg; and Johanna Philips, senior English major from Baden.
Join the Saint Vincent Players in a student production of Fred Carmichael’s Any Number Can Die. This comedy thriller, just in time for Halloween, Any Number Can Die is a hilarious take off on the mystery plays of the Twenties complete with sliding panels, robed figures, and wills being read at midnight. The idioms, costumes, hairdos, and make up of the period add to the thrills and laughter. Four ingenious murders take place in an island mansion as a pair of elderly detectives set to work on their first case. The ever popular storm, the unexpected guests, the cryptic poem, and the missing fortune all add to the intricate and inventive mystery.