Five student-directed spring plays include world premiere by Newman alumna

Mar 29, 2018

The Newman University theater department has five student-directed plays lined up for this spring. Each play was chosen by the student directing. The plays will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, and Friday, April 6, in the Jabara Theatre located inside De Mattias Fine Arts Center.

The lineup will be the same on both nights:

  • 6:30 p.m. — “Say Nothing” by C.R. Wright, directed by Kirsten Sanders
  • 6:50 p.m. — “Is It Me?” by Tony Devaney Morinelli, directed by Niyah Norton
  • 7:10 p.m. — “Three Days of Rain” by Richard Greenberg, directed by Lauren Spencer
  • 7:45 p.m. — “Admissions” by Colleen Neuman, directed by Meghan McGehee
  • 8:30 p.m. — “The Other People,” a full-length play, by Newman alumna Chelsea “C.L.” Smet, directed by Blake Lee

Smet’s play is a story about young people and how death affects friendship dynamics and how lies impact relationships. It is the third play she has submitted for a national competition.

Director of Theatre Mark Mannette, Ph.D., said he is excited to have Smet presenting another play at Newman because it is “the third of her full length plays to have a world premiere here.”

The cost of performances are as follows:

  • Newman students: Free with student ID
  • Other students and Newman faculty/staff: $1 per play
  • Other students and Newman faculty/staff: $5 all-play pass
  • General public: $3 per play
  • General public: $10 all-play pass

For more information, contact Mannette at (316) 942-4291, ext. 2486.