Six Characters in Search of an Author

Emporia State University Theatre Department

Kellogg Cir, Emporia, KS 66801

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The story begins with a theatre troupe rehearsing a new production when they are interrupted by six members of an estranged family, claiming to be characters without a conclusion to their story. They are hoping to find one. The director of the play reluc


Runs Mar 1st to Mar 4th

Wed Mar 1st @ 07:30 PM
Thu Mar 2nd @ 07:30 PM
Fri Mar 3rd @ 07:30 PM
Sat Mar 4th @ 07:30 PM

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Emporia State University Theatre Department

Kellogg Cir
Emporia, KS 66801

(620) 341-5256

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Creative & Cast

Written by - Luigi Pirandello

Emporia State University’s Theatre Department presents Six Characters in Search of an Author, a play within a play by Luigi Pirandello.  This production will feature a modern version of the play adapted by playwright Steve Moulds.  The play, a classic of the modern theatre has had numerous productions since its 1921 Italian premiere. The play has not been produced before at ESU. 

 

The story begins with a theatre troupe rehearsing a new production when they are interrupted by six members of an estranged family, claiming to be characters without a conclusion to their story.  They are hoping to find one. The director of the play reluctantly agrees to include them in the production, but the realities of the characters’ lives seem to make more entertaining stories than the show.

 

Senior Nathan Dale Short (Paola) is directing the play. This will be Short’s directorial debut at ESU, although he has served in the position of assistant director in the past, and directed scenes for the directing class offered at the school. Short is excited to have the opportunity to share his vision for the show with an audience.

 

“Audiences will connect to the theme of finding their identity; this is who we are, this is what we are perceived as, and which one truly matters.” Short said.

 

Juniors Dustin Bittel (Olathe) and Rachel Muirhead (Hays) will be the stage managers for the production. Performers include freshman Alec Wahlberg (Olathe), sophomores Justin Sheck (Gardner), Katie Pelegrin (Olathe), juniors Barry McAnulty (Bronson), Isabella Harvey (McPherson), Semaj Smith (Salina), seniors Jeri Troyer (Garnett), Sydney Main, and Emporia High School student Rachele Dean (Madison).

 

Learn more about the strange family in their quest for closure at Six Characters in Search of an Author, running March 1st through the 4th at 7:30 pm in the Karl C. Bruder Theatre at Emporia State University. For tickets, call the Memorial Union Ticket Office at 620-341-6378.

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