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Ferris Theatre to Perform Student Showcase `Love, Life & Death'

Ferris State University Theatre students will premier “Love, Life & Death: A Showcase of One-Act Plays,” on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in Williams Auditorium. This is Ferris’ first student-produced theatre show in eight years.

“We’re bringing the sensibilities of an experimental “black box” show to Ferris to give students a one of a kind theatre experience,” said Devin Anderson, one of four student directors.

“Love, Life & Death” will feature four plays of varying style: “Sure Thing,” by David Ives; “Heat Lightning,” by Robert F. Carroll; “Variations on the Death of Trotsky,” by David Ives, and “The Symposium,” by Ferris’ own Ben Rettinhouse.

While director and Ferris faculty member Katherine LaPietra is on sabbatical this semester, students were entrusted to bring the annual spring production to life. Along with Anderson, Ferris students Paul Darnton, Corey Nichols and Isaac Wilson will direct. The show is cast with Ferris students.

“The fact that, even in the absence of our program head, the theatre community of Ferris State has banded together to put on a production of quality, which shows our dedication to theatre.” said Darnton, director of “Variations on the Death of Trotsky,” an historical absurdist comedy.

“Love, Life & Death: A Showcase of One-Act Plays,” will premiere on Thursday, March 26 with additional performances on March 27, 28, and 29. Due to explicit language and adult content the show is strictly “R-Rated” and may not be appropriate for children.

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