MCC drama class performs ‘Elevator Play’ this weekend

Montcalm Community College’s drama class rehearses on set for its upcoming production of “The Absolute Most Clichéd Elevator Play in the History of the Entire Universe.” — Courtesy photo

SIDNEY — Montcalm Community College’s drama class presents “The Absolute Most Cliched Elevator Play in the History of the Entire Universe,” by Werner Trieschmann, on Saturday and Sunday at the Barn Theater on the college’s Sidney campus.

When a crowded elevator becomes stuck, one of the passengers, a playwriting instructor, thinks that everybody is in fact trapped in a cliched play by an inexperienced playwright. After all, the elevator does contain a quick-tempered biker, a spaced-out new age woman, and an agitated pregnant woman.

But when the instructor goes searching for the playwright, the elevator expands to include even more stereotypes including over-eager cheerleaders, a Goth kid who writes bad poetry and, of course, a clown. Will the instructor find the playwright before the clichés get out of control?

Area schools and other groups may book private performances in November and December by contacting Performing Arts Coordinator Val Vander Mark at valv@montcalm.edu or989-328-1218.  The cost is $75 per performance.

If you go …

What: “The Absolute Most Cliched Elevator Play in the History of the Entire Universe”

When: 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 2 and 4 p.m. on Nov. 10

Where: Montcalm Community College’s Barn Theater

Admission: Free

Cast and crew: Amanda Hall, of Belding, as the pregnant woman; Laura Huey, of Belding, as Brittany; Tim Moravik II, of Edmore, as the Goth kid; Don Nassif, of Sheridan, as the biker; Taylor Skula, of Stanton, as Bethany; Christopher Swanson, of Stanton, as the professor; Laura Thaxton, of Belding, as the normal girl; Megan Waite, of Sheridan, as Stephanie; Gabrielle Winright, of Belding, as the new age woman; Tyler Young, of Ionia, as the clown; Carolyn Johnson, director and drama class instructor; Val Vander Mark, producer; and Johnathon Heath, technical designer.

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