Honors College theater club writes original scripts in show

Students from Club Theater have been working hard for its weekend performance of five unique short plays, ranging from 10 to 25 minutes in length.

Club Theater was established in 2006 and has about 40 active members. It is run solely by students, most of whom are non-theater majors, said psychology senior and Club Theater producer Sarah Dyer.

Members come from all majors and backgrounds, including engineering, biology and pre-medicine.

“Club officers choose the directors, and the directors hold the auditions for who will perform,” Dyer said. “So anyone is welcome, so long as they make the audition.”

This year the plays will vary between comedy and drama, but leaning more on the comedic side.

“We wanted to keep the mood light this year,” Dyer said.

All the plays are original material, many by creative writing students.

One play was completely improvised, with only a loose outline of a plot. The actors had to create the lines as they went along.

“That one is very fun because it will also require audience participation,” Dyer said. “So be ready to interact.”

The Honors College will host Club Theater in the Honors Commons at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

The event will be free and open to the public, although donations are encouraged. Light refreshments will also be provided.

“We’re really pushing our limits this year,” said John Hounihan, marketing and management sophomore and Club Theater treasurer. “We have a lot of really talented people, and it’s going to be a great show.”

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