Comedy and ghosts included in next Adams State College Theatre production

(10-23-2008)

The Adams State College Theatre Department's one-act plays "Writer's Block," written by Woody Allen and directed by Jacque Morrow, and "Fate's Thread," written Stephen Bean and directed by Zachary Burrell, open at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the Xperimental Theatre. The show continues nightly at 8 p.m. through Nov. 1, with a costume contest on Halloween night. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $6 for seniors and students, and free to Adams State Associated Students and Faculty. Call 719-587-TIXX for reservations.

Morrow said he chose "Writer's Block," because he "wanted a play that deals with divorce, love and forgiveness. This play deals with it in a comedic way." He said directing the play has been a lot of fun and a challenge. "Rehearsals are a riot, but trying to block seven actors in a small space in challenging."

Burrell said he wanted a play that tied in with Morrow's selection and with the spirit of Halloween. "Fate's Thread, is a comedy/ghost story. Infidelity and marriage are part of the theme." Three of the six characters are ghosts, victims of murder, from different periods in time, including a recently murdered woman. "The ghosts from the past need to convince Susan, the recent murder victim, she was killed and to accept her fate or she will spend eternity in purgatory."

Both directors said they have worked well together. "I take a laid back approach to life," Burrell said. "I like to create a relaxed atmosphere." Morrow said, although he is more of a perfectionist, he has learned to loosen up while coordinating with Burrell.

Mature audiences are recommended for the plays.

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