ADA — Four student-directed one-act plays will be performed today in East Central University's Black Box Theatre in the Science Hall.

The doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the first play will begin at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

“Sure Thing,” a comedy by David Ives, will be directed by Katheryn Krause, a mass communications major from Amarillo, Texas, who will graduate in May. The comedy follows two people going through the steps of starting a relationship/conversation Bill, is played by Bobby Reed, a Marietta freshman, and Betty, is played by Lynn Davison, a Sulphur senior.

"As the show progresses, many reasons become apparent how you can mess up trying to get to know someone," Krause said. "However, (playwright) David Ives gives Bill a second chance if he messes up what he is saying to Betty while trying to get to know her. It relates to the audience on many levels. We wish we could have a second chance if we mess up."

Ruth Richardson, a junior mass communications major, wrote the one-act play she is directing, "How It Ends," a comedy/drama about the end of the world.

As a meteor heads for earth, most of the population has gone underground or out into the government space station. Two who did not, Bert and Gary, are waiting out their lives in a basement, until Jaime, a girl out to take what the world has left to offer, and who has a life-changing secret, stumbles down the stairs. When the men's monotonous outlook meets her live-life attitude, the tiny basement is shaken to its roots and Jaime finds that Bert and Gary may have secrets of their own.

The cast includes David Emmons of McAlester as Bert, Bryan Sutterfield of Ada as Gary, and Whitney Harbour of Ardmore as Jaime.

"Slaying Bob Marley and the Minion of Babylon" will be directed by Atiera Currie, an Ada junior majoring in speech education. The Jimmy Brunelle play, the story of a young woman on a quest for self-discovery, is told as an allegory and is not a traditional play. Conflicts arise when other characters try to influence her quest. Each character represents a distinct group of people or stereotypes of people.

Actors are Damon Lee, McAlester senior; Geoffrey Tritten, Oklahoma City sophomore; and Amanda Tarver, Chandler, Ariz., sophomore.

Kimberly Wren, a sophomore theatre major from Ada, will direct "Knock Once for 7...Twice for 7:30" by Jason Lee. Adam Randell, Allen junior, will play Hugh, a guy who's always been stuck in the "friend zone," so he's not sure what to think when he gets three dates in a row. What he does not realize, however, is that he accidentally made the dates for the same night. What will happen when the girls show up at the same time?

Other actors are B.J. Echard, Macomb senior, as Justin; Lucretia Nixon, Durant sophomore, as Lindsay; Brooke Haygood, Norman freshman, as Meg; and Kelli Lowe, Holdenville junior, as Babette.

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