By Arelys Morales Conty/campus editor
Campus theater to balance comedy with drama
South Campus will premiere two short plays, A Few Things Remain by Pamela Hobart Carter and Exit Strategy by Tom Moran.
Both plays are directed by South Campus drama adjunct instructor Richard Haratine.
A Few Things Remain is a comedy about dating and how a date can go bad or go well, he said.
“It’s about what it’s like to date and trying to say and do the right things so the date works, and trying to win over your date,” Haratine said.
South student Corey Cammon plays a gentleman trying to find the right woman for him in the comedy.
“It’s an extremely funny show that will touch everyone that sees it,” Cammon said. “Promise to make you laugh.”
Cammon also has a part in the second play, Exit Strategy, a drama that follows a doctor treating a dementia patient and the struggles the patient’s family goes through because of his condition.
“This play will tug at the audiences’ hearts and hopefully give a decent insight on how conditions of this nature affect all involved,” he said.
South student Devinne Jorgensen, who plays Barb in Exit Strategy and Dr. Courtney Marshall in A Few Things Remain, said she’s enjoying playing two characters.
“They’re both different from one another but fun in their own way,” she said.
Jorgensen isn’t the only one having fun, though, as the cast has had a lot of fun working together and laughing nonstop, she said.
“We all have great chemistry together, which helps in the effort to put on a good show,” Jorgensen said.
But they work hard too and are striving to make the performances enjoyable for audiences, she said.
“The two stories have completely different themes from one another and are hopefully as fun to watch as it is to perform,” Jorgensen said.
Haratine hopes that the plays will encourage viewers to try to understand others’ daily lives.
“Really listening and meeting people and not just becoming just a talking head,” Haratine said.
Tickets are free for TCC students, faculty and staff,
$3 for non-TCC students and senior citizens and $6 for the general public.
Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-3 in the SPAC main stage.