Mark your calendars and join us for North Central Theatre’s Black Box Productions – 4 different plays on 4 separate nights – All FREE of charge. Doors open at 6:30, curtain goes up at 7pm in the Performing Arts Classroom – enter through Door 24 west. All shows contain mild language and mature content.
Wednesday, March 25th:
“The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon-Marigolds” starring Annie Krueger, Allie Wineland, Ashleigh Baker, and Allie Prein. Directed by Allie Prein.
The play revolves around the dysfunctional family consisting of single mother Beatrice and her two daughters, Ruth and Tillie, who try to cope with their abysmal status in life. The play is a lyrical drama, reminiscent of Tennessee Williams’ style.
Thursday, March 26th:
“Proof” starring Jack Williams, Sophie Peirce, and George Clark. Directed by George Clark.
The play concerns Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a university professor and recently deceased mathematical genius and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness. Catherine had cared for her father through a lengthy mental illness. Upon Robert’s death, his ex-graduate student Hal discovers a paradigm-shifting proof about prime numbers in Robert’s office. Along with demonstrating the proof’s authenticity, the daughter also finds herself in a relationship with 28-year-old Hal. The play explores Catherine’s fear of following in her father’s footsteps, both mathematically and mentally and her desperate attempts to stay in control.
Friday, March 27th:
“Little by Little” starring Matt Conwell, Hope Fennig, and Katie Haan.
Directed by Cara Berg Raunick.
This delightful story, told all in song, traces the lives of three friends who have known each other since childhood. It chronicles the emotional traps that catch us all as we confront the hilarity and heartbreak of living and loving.
*Wednesday, April 8th:
“The Diviners” starring Vacketta Herzog, Tlotlo Westmoreland, D’Shon Mansfield, Cormac Doebbling, Jamie Wann, Joey Mervis, Erin Poulsen, Elyse Collins, Grace Freese, Isaiah Moore, and Joseph Schingel.
Directed by Joey Mervis.
The play begins and ends with elegies spoken by two of the townspeople describing what happened the day of Buddy’s tragedy. The body of the play is the memory of the time leading to the climatic event. Buddy is searching (divining) for water for local farmer, Basil. Luella, Basil’s wife, refuses to believe that the boy can find water. *please note that this date is after North Central’s spring break and not the same week as the other three.