Theatre@Chowan – Beautiful, Crazy
MURFREESBORO, NC – Theatre@Chowan will present three performances of J. Patrick Moss’s romantic comedy, Beautiful, Crazy, on Nov 17, 18, and 19, 2017.
Cindy does not have the courage to tell her best friend, Jim, that she loves him. Meanwhile, Jim is enamored with Alicia, a wannabe Hollywood actress. Jim tells Alicia that he can get her the lead role in an upcoming play. He enlists the help of Cindy as the director. Jim pretends to stage a “play” in the psychiatric wing of a hospital and tells Alicia that the patients are “Method” actors. Jim has two hours to make sparks fly. Can Jim woo Alicia before the head nurse, a security guard, or the regional director show up? Will Cindy lose her heart’s love to a would-be starlet? Racing faster than a high-speed connection this contemporary comedy draws a fine line between acting, madness, and love. Proving that although love is beautiful, sometimes it will drive you crazy!
The eleven-member cast is comprised of Chowan University students: Deja Christopher (Senior; Hampton, VA), Jermel Jackson (Junior; Winston Salem, NC), Amyah Jones (Freshman; Roanoke Rapids, NC), Cheston McEachern (Freshman; Gates, NC), Joshua Bryant (Sophomore; Goldsboro, NC), Tytiana Heath-Okunwobi (Freshman; Ahoskie, NC), Breauna Johnson (Freshman; Charlotte, NC), Regi Jones (Junior; Fayetteville, NC), Shatoria Lee (Freshman; Raleigh, NC), Jeremiah Cook (Sophomore, New Carrollton, MD), and Lajeffrica Smith (Junior; Fernandina Beach, FL).
Steven Harders, Professor of Speech & Drama at Chowan, directs the production.
Performances are Friday, November 17th, and Saturday, November 18th at 7 pm, and Sunday, November 19th at 2:30 pm. Performances take place in Turner Auditorium in the McDowell Columns Building on the Chowan University campus. Tickets are available for a $3 donation to benefit Roanoke-Chowan S.A.F.E., serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Hertford, Bertie, Northampton, and Gates Counties.