SBU Theater Presents “Shortchanged,” a One-Act Comedy Festival, Nov. 9-12

November 02, 2022

SBU Theater will current “Shortchanged: One-Act Competition 8” Wednesday by means of Saturday, November 9-12, at St. Bonaventure College’s Garret Theater, situated adjoining to Devereux Corridor on the SBU campus. All exhibits begin at 7:30 p.m.

That is the eighth one-act competition within the SBU Theater program in 20 years and the competition is all comedy.

“Shortchanged” options comedic items from Samuel Beckett, Adam Szymkowicz, David Ives, Kelly McAllister, Itamar Moses and Marco Ramirez. The oldest of the performs, “Act With out Phrases” by Beckett, was written in 1956 and the latest, “Moneypenny Waits” by Adam Szymkowicz, was written in 2015.

The solid of 10 scholar actors carry out varied roles in seven performs that final between 5 and quarter-hour every.

“The entire night is fast-paced and nice enjoyable,” stated SBU Theater Supervisor Ed. Simone, Ph.D. “Alongside the best way, we meet loving bugs, a speaking cat, and characters from mythology, tv and movie.”

Simone provides that these are grownup comedies.

“Every playwright gives a singular fashion of humor on real-life points. David Ives, for instance, is an previous favourite. The New York Instances known as him ‘the grasp of the quick kind.’ We have performed earlier than a number of of his performs and the general public loves them.

The “Shortchanged” solid consists of returning actors Bianca Billoni and Jesus Martinez, who appeared in SBU Theater’s acclaimed manufacturing of “We Dwell by the Sea”; and Autumn Reed and Meghan Baehl, who appeared within the first manufacturing of “American Characters” final 12 months.

Becoming a member of them are SBU Theater newcomers Joscelyn Jackson, Josh Brill, Jack Birtch and Cameron Carr. Rounding out the solid are Madi Wooden and Ashley Estabrook, who labored with SBU Theater behind the scenes however take the stage for the primary time in “Shortchanged.”

“I have been working behind the scenes since 2012,” stated Madi Wooden, who along with performing can also be in command of props for the present. “Nonetheless, it has been an effective way to get out of my consolation zone, strive one thing new, and meet some nice individuals. I am glad I made a decision to do that present.

“Shortchanged” is Billoni’s third SBU Theater manufacturing, however his first comedy.

“Doing comedy is totally different from some other sort of performing,” she stated. “Typically you must enable your self to be foolish, however that is what it is all about. When you possibly can totally embrace the character, that is when it will get humorous.

“Shortchanged: One-Act Competition 8” is staged with the viewers on three sides, with no seats greater than 4 rows from the stage.

“We love the three-quarter showmanship,” Simone stated. “The intimacy of the viewers being so near the motion makes the present extra thrilling and the comedy even funnier. It is an incredible expertise for our performing college students.

The manufacturing is being engineered by SBU Theatre’s Technical Director, Janell Clingenpeel, MFA.

“This present has been a enjoyable problem, stretching me in new methods as a designer. It has been a pleasure to look at these enjoyable characters develop and make me chortle,” Clingenpeel stated. of pleasure on this spectacle than me.”

Audiences are suggested that a few of the one-acts in “Shortchanged” comprise grownup language and sexual humor.

Reserved seating is $8 for most of the people and $6 for seniors, college students, and SBU workers.

To order, name the field workplace at 716-375-2494. With lower than 100 seats per efficiency, advance reservations are inspired. All unsold tickets will probably be obtainable as free scholar seats with a legitimate scholar card. One scholar ticket per ID, in individual solely, will probably be obtainable beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the QCA field workplace on the day of the present.

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In regards to the College: The primary Franciscan college within the nation, Saint-Bonaventure College is a neighborhood dedicated to reworking the lives of our college students inside and outdoors the classroom, inspiring them with a dedication for all times in service and citizenship. St. Bonaventure was named the fifth regional faculty worth within the North within the 2022 version of US Information and World Report’s School Rankings.

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