Saint Martin’s Theatre Arts Department takes the stage for ‘You Can Count on Me’
Production to feature SMU’s advanced acting students
Jan. 23, 2008
Lacey, Washington — The Saint Martin’s University
Theatre Arts Department will present Kenneth Lonergan’s “You Can Count
on Me,” Feb. 20–23. All performances take place at 7:30 p.m. in the
Kreielsheimer Arts Building on Saint Martin’s main campus, 5300 Pacific
Avenue SE, Lacey, Washington, 98503.
Directed by Theatre Professor David Hlavsa, the
production showcases the work of Saint Martin’s advanced acting students
in four two-person scenes. A doorman tries to win over the heart of a
policewoman. Two parents struggle over how best to care for their
rambunctious child. A boss tries to enlist his secretary in covering up
a fraudulent business scheme. A sister looks forward to a visit with a
long-lost brother, only to find he is in town for a few hours and has
come to ask her for money.
“These are some extraordinary young actors,” says
Hlavsa, “and I wanted to give them a chance to show what they can do
with some very complex and detailed realistic material. Though the
scenes are short, and frequently very funny, they have an emotional
depth to them which demands a lot from the actor. It’s a pure pleasure
to work on this material, and I’m certain it will be fun — and moving —
for the audience.”
Tickets are available at the door: $10 general
admission; $6 students and seniors. A pay-what-you-will performance is
scheduled for Feb 21.
Saint Martin’s University is an independent
four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 320-acre
wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic
Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine
colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only
one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares
students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate
programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering.
Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious
backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension
campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base,
Olympic College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College.
For additional information:
Professor, Department of Theatre Arts