Thursday, April 6, 2006
OU presents student-written and directed play
|The actors in the Music, Theatre and Dance production of “Knick Knack” include (from left to right) Meghan Banks of New Baltimore (Lady in Red), Stefan Mantyk of Clinton Township (Boss), Craig Hemming of Berkley (Man in Color), Adrienne Podjun of Linden (Au Naturale) and (center) John Wencel of New Baltimore (Man in Suit).|
Oakland University's Department of Music, Theatre and Dance presents the original, student-written and student-directed play, “Knick Knack,” on Thursday, April 13, and Friday, April 14, at 8 p.m. and on Saturday, April 15, at 2 and 8 p.m. in Varner Lab Theatre.
This quirky office comedy is about a real pushover guy making extreme efforts to put a simple flower on his desk. The seemingly insurmountable red tape he encounters in order to get his flower is nothing compared to the oddball characters he meets on the job. These nameless office workers, who remain nameless throughout the play, are played by actors Meghan Banks as “Lady in Red,” Stefan Mantyk as “Boss,” Craig Hemming as “Man in Color” and Adrienne Podjun as “Au Naturale.” The main character, “Man in Suit,” played by John Wencel, finds the battles he must fight are not just within office walls but within himself as well.
This play was student-written by Franco Vitella in Oakland University’s Advanced Playwriting class taught by Michigan playwright Kitty Dubin. It also is student-directed by senior theatre performance major Meghan Trudell. Lights, sets, props and costumes are student-designed.
Tickets for “Knick Knack” are $5 for general admission and $3 for students and only are available at the door.
For more information, call (248) 370-3013 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.