Department of Theatre, Cinema & Dance

Fall 2016: Tabula Rasa

The Wedding Story

The Wedding Story

by Julianne Homokay

directed by Abby Sexton

Synopsis:
The Wedding Story takes place where the grass is always green, the sun is always shining, and fences are always white picket. A dedicated Storyteller brings us to a sunny day in June in the midst of perfect wedding season with the perfect Bride and Groom- or so you would think. As we progress deeper into our friend's fairytale life, the bindings of this storybook come unraveled, harsh truth surfaces, and all are faced with the reality that life isn't as perfect as it seems.

Character Breakdowns:
Storyteller: A storyteller, narrator if you will, with a soothing presence. Dedicated to telling the story to its completion. Male or female, doesn't matter, as long as hugs are inspired.
Bride (Shayna): The "perfect" bride. Stereotypical beautiful woman, the picture-perfect female you would see on the cover of a bridal magazine. Looks younger than her actual age, but very put together.
Groom (Brad): The "perfect" groom. Stereotypical all-American guy, former law student, flower specialist. His hair might be too perfectly coiffed.

Lures

Lures

by Janet D. Farr

directed by Kira Williams

Synopsis:
Maureen agrees to meet a man out by a pond in order to figure out what happened to her son. While there she meets Bob and the two must put aside their differences in order to figure out what has happened. And how Maureen can come to terms with her past.

Character Breakdowns:
Maureen: Female. Middle aged, mother. Trying to cope with the loss of her child and trying to figure out how to deal with her internal rage.
Bob: Middle-aged, male. A man with a sense of nervousness about him. Seems to be in a hurry to leave.

Frog Loves Christy

Frog Loves Christy

by Ann Wuehler

directed by Kirsten Melkowski

Synopsis:
Estranged half-sisters Frog and Christy confront one another about their past, their relationship with their parents, and their relationship with each other.

Character Breakdowns:
Frog: mid-twenties female. Short.
Christy: mid-twenties female, half-sister to Frog.

Letters

Letters

written and directed by Shelby House

Synopsis:
An estranged mother and daughter write each other letters; Lucy, writing to her unborn daughter; Chloe, writing hers sixteen years later after finding out that she was adopted. The two use these letters as an exploration of their feelings, and seek to forgive and be forgiven.

Character Breakdowns:
Lucy: Lucy is sixteen years old and troubled. She is a drug user with an abusive boyfriend, and she is pregnant with a child that she cannot keep. She chooses to give her unborn child, Chloe, up for adoption. Lucy claims to be a bad person, but is making choices to become a better one.
Chloe: Chloe is also sixteen and has just found out after a lifetime of not knowing, that she is adopted. Chloe is somewhat of an outcast in her family, and is unsure of how to process her feelings towards Lucy, the mother she never knew she had. But it turns out, Chloe has more in common with Lucy than she thought.