The opening night was sold out and they audience welcomed the play with excitement. The members of different student theatre companies attended the play in a show of support for their fellow actors and theatre groups.
“The general theme is about change,” said Miller. “The show works to show that change is good as long as you don’t betray yourself.”
The play was written by Neil LaBute and is about college students at a small university town in the mid-west United States. It tells the story of four individuals who are romantically involved with each other. However, the show is not just about love; it explores themes such as art, psychopathy and learning how to be in relationships.
“The show is more and less a look at societal expectations of both men and women,” said actor Connor McInerney. “I think a lot of it has to do with loving oneself and one’s own individuality, but at the same the desire we all have as humans for change.”
This play is a perfect fit for a college community because it teaches lessons about relationships, friendships and trying to find our place in society.
“It explores the human psych, emotions, friendships, love, and what people do for love,” said actress Taylor Capizola.
The audience will enjoy a good number of jokes, some drama and deep understanding of what happens to you when you change because of both someone’s influence on you and the power of love.
“Enjoy the nature of the play,” said McInerney. “I would like to say that it captured those tender and intense moments, while at the same time bringing a lot of fun to it.”
Also running over the weekend is “Hotbed Hotel” in the West Hall black-box theater. Following this weekend of shows, “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” will run April 24-26.