Students in a theater directing class at Missouri University of Science and Technology will make their directorial debut with a presentation of the comedic play “Check, Please” in May. The course is taught by Jeanne Stanley, assistant professor of theatre.
Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, in the Black Box Theatre in Room 143 Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla. Seating is limited.
Tickets for each show are $5 and can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are also available in the Missouri S&T performing arts office, Room 127 Castleman Hall.
Kari Ward, a senior in aerospace engineering from Olivette, Mo., Cris Abbott, a senior in English from New Braunfels, Texas, K. Wesley Hackett, a senior in architectural and civil engineering from Garland, Texas, and Daniel Sloan, a sophomore in engineering from Cameron, Mo., will direct the show as a part of their class.
“The directing class has the unique opportunity to build practical management skills as well as extend theatrical knowledge,” Sloan says.
“Check, Please” follows a comedic series of terrible blind dates that include a mime and a schizophrenic.
“This farce is well-developed by the cast and crew and is a joy to behold,” Sloan says. “Everyone can get something out of this production.”
For more information on the performance or the directing class, contact Stanley at email@example.com.