From the dramatic to the zany, fans of Allen Community College Theatre can experience a range of emotions while watching the student-directed one act plays tonight through Saturday.
THE EVENING starts with a quiet classic in the Tennessee Williams short, “Talk To Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen.” Known only as Man and Woman, Austin Wickwire and Lindsey Temaat quietly offer their take on the nuances of a couple caught in the grip of alcoholism.
Temaat’s stoic portrayal of a wife desperate to escape the endless cycle caused by her husband’s drinking contrasts well with Wickwire’s exasperated, slightly embarrassed husband. He tries to placate her while recovering from a hangover; she just wants to wither into nothingness.
The play is directed by Katherine Terhune.
A TWISTED take on roommates allows Brogan Falls and Virgil Wight to shine as Sam and Buddy, two people who couldn’t be more different. They may share a home, but that doesn’t mean they have to share everything. Falls, playing Sam, refuses to share even one bite of the pancakes he had just cooked.
Falls gradually devolves from a sympathetic character into someone cruel and vindictive. As Buddy, Wight plays the philosophical slacker to the hilt, right down to his mismatched briefs and tank top.
And props go to the props department, with a table fullfullof about 100 mouthwatering, fluffy buttermilk pancakes. You’ll sympathize with Buddy’s desperation for pancakes.
The play is directed by Judd Wiltse.