Fantasy and history explored in new slate of theatre shows

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As it does every year, the SVSU theatre department is back with a new lineup of shows for the fall semester.

The first two shows of the year will be held this fall in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts and will offer two very different viewing experiences for both casual and hardcore theatre fans.

The first show to be performed is Meredith Dayna Levy’s “Decision Height.”

The plot of the show revolves around six female Air Force Service Pilots who made some significant yet unappreciated contributions to the American military in World War II. The play won Best Full Length Play in 2013 in Region IV of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival due to its exploration of the hardships of these women and how their camaraderie got them through it.

“Decision Height” will be directed by theatre department head Ric Roberts and will star Brianne Dolney, Aubree Harrell, Abby Burgess, Allicia Russel, L.J. Twyman and Tristian Evanoff as the six leading ladies.

Performances will run from Wednesday, Oct. 4, until Saturday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. with an additional performance on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m. It is recommended for all ages.

The second show of the fall semester will be Qui Nguyen’s “She Kills Monsters.”

This show leaves the realm of reality and instead takes a dive into the world of fantasy. The story follows Agnes Evans as she accidentally becomes sucked into the world of her recently late sister’s “Dungeons & Dragons” notebook and begins to play the game, albeit sarcastically at first. The audience is presented with visuals of her experience playing through the game as she tries to reconnect with her lost sibling.

“She Kills Monsters” will be directed by professor David Rzeszutek, and casting will begin in the coming weeks.
Auditions will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. and Wednesday. Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in the dance studio in Curtiss 181.

Performances will run from Wednesday, Nov. 15, until Saturday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. with an additional performance on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. It is recommended for audiences age 16 and above due to adult language, staged violence and adult themes.

Tickets for both shows will be $13 general admission and $10 for senior citizens (60+) and students.

To seek additional information or order tickets, contact the Box Office at (989) 964-4261.