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South students to produce short comedies

By Mona Lisa Tucker/south news editor

South Campus will bring An Eve with Ives, short comedies by David Ives, to the stage next week.Theater instructor and director Richard Haratine chose this play because he believes David Ives is one of today’s finest comedians and comic writers.

“His short plays are just quick,” he said. “They’re to the point. They’re funny. Besides that, it extends a really, really great challenge to the students.”

Haratine said comedy is his favorite genre. He loves the high speed, the pace, the intensity, the timing involved, the commitment to the words and actions on stage that are required for comedy to work, he said.

“It is probably one of the most challenging genres to do and do well,” he said. “Because comedy just requires all of you, the moment you check out, the play falls off the cliff.”

South student Wesley Harris is playing Bill in the short comedy A Sure Thing, a two-part scene.

“I have never done anything like this,” he said. “It is amazing. Amazingly insane, it is. It’s so quick and choppy. It’s an experience.”

South student Renee Reed plays Betty in the second scene with Harris.

This is her first part as an actress. She is usually behind the scenes doing hair and makeup, she said.

“I’m doing that again this semester with this show,” she said. “But I’m an actress at the same time, so it’s going to be interesting.”

Student Andrea Buckner plays the first Betty in the opening scene with Harris.

Buckner’s character is brash and reluctant to engage Harris’ character Bill in any conversation because he is trying to woo her, but she’s not interested, Buckner said.

“I am excited to do this part,” she said. “I like doing comedy shows. It’s a lot different from the last show. It’s really light and equally as entertaining.”

In Philadelphia, student Rachel Stovall plays Megan, who is on the verge of a breakdown.

“It’s a contrast between the relaxed and freaking out,” she said. “It’s really cool that we’re finally getting to do a comedy.”

Showtimes will be Nov. 17-19 at 7:30 in the Joe B. Rushing Performing Arts Center. Admission is free for all TCC students, faculty and staff, $6 for general public and $3 for other students and seniors.

South allows no late seating.

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