Theatre@Chowan to present Nothing Serious
Theatre@Chowan will present three performances of Rich Orloff’s comic play collection, Nothing Serious, on November 16, 17, and 18, in Turner Auditorium of McDowell Columns Hall on the Chowan University campus.
Nothing Serious is a collection of seven ten-minute sketch comedies by New York playwright Rich Orloff. In this collection, Orloff takes aim at marriage, relationships, and the theatre itself. Orloff’s unique blend of wit, wisdom and vaudeville-type comedy promises to have the audience laughing as Orloff hits his targets and his audiences funny bones.
In Playwriting 101, a playwriting professor gets played by two of his characters. In Can This Marriage be Saved?, humankind takes God to court. A bickering couple receives some friendly advice from a local resident “waaay down south” in Off The Map. Eve & Adam: The Untold Story shows Orloff’s version of what really occurred in the Garden of Eden. In Last Minute Adjustments, final preparations are underway before the protagonist’s “birth” day. Oh My God, Another Play gives the audience a behind-the-scenes peek at what really happens “backstage.” These seven pieces are some of Orloff’s funniest short plays and one performance not to miss!
The ten-member cast is comprised of Chowan students: freshman Amyah Jones of Roanoke Rapids, NC; junior Joshua Bryant of Goldsboro, NC; freshman Breauna Johnson of Charlotte, NC; junior Jeremiah Cook of New Carrollton, MD; senior Lajeffrica Smith of Fernandina Beach, FL; sophomore Tyanna Fuller of Lexington, NC; sophomore Kaylah James-Jones of Roanoke Rapids, NC; junior Alyssia Parker of Suffolk, VA; sophomore Shanelle Thompson of Kannapolis, NC; and sophomore Jarious Carter of Charlotte, NC.
Steven Harders, Professor of Speech & Drama at Chowan, directs the production. Please note, some mild adult language is used. Performances are Friday, November 16, and Saturday, November 17, at 7 PM, and Sunday, November 18, at 2:30 PM in Turner Auditorium of McDowell Columns Hall on the Chowan campus. Tickets are a $3 donation – all funds raised will benefit PAWS of Hertford County, bringing hearts together to provide animal welfare and security.