Theatrextra opens with Lindsey Price Double Bill
The student-run TheatreXtra season kicks off Oct. 1 to 3 with a Lindsey Price Double Bill, directed by fourth-year Drama/Education student, Mark Ogle.
An evening of light-hearted comedy, the Lindsey Price Double Bill features two one-act performances by playwright Lindsey Price: Anne-Arcky and Body Body.
“Anne-Arcky is about a high school drama club putting on the play Anne of Green Gables, but from a backstage perspective,” Ogle says.
The real drama begins to unfold behind the scenes in an amusing comedy of errors.
“The play is utterly hilarious,” he says. “I really enjoy comedies because I believe life is a comedy.”
The second play of the evening, Body Body, combines tongue-in-cheek with a dose of reality. This one-act play tells the tale of a girlís body image problems from a ridiculous angle.
“Different actors will play different body parts,” Ogle reveals.
TheatreXtra is also undergoing an evolution this season.
“There is no budget for TheatreXtra productions,” says David Gabert, TheatreXtra Artistic Director. “It forces students to economize on their productions without a reliance on money. This truly simulates a real-world environment for theatre.”
Without a budget, the focus is on the quality of the performance, rather than the scope of the production.
“Our season will push the boundaries of classical theatre,” he adds.
Bold, exciting and entertaining, the TheatreXtra season continues to challenge students and move audiences.
Tickets are priced at $11 for regular admission and $7 student/senior at the U of L Box Office, Centre for the Arts Level 5 or by calling 403-329-2616.