Arts & Culture / Mosaic / Theater / October 8, 2009

“Controlling Interest” to open Friday

Senior Devan Cameron presents her first solo-directed production this Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10 in Studio Theatre in the Center for Fine Arts.

Her production, titled “Controlling Interest” and written by Wayne Rawley is a fifteen-minute comedy consisting of a six person cast—Andrew Polk, Toby Santerelli, Alex Shi, Lyle Lippencott, Cole Atcheson, and Stephanie Gordon. It is one act and has a full stage crew, including costume design, lighting design, stage manager, set design and construction, props master, and an understudy/ assistant manager.

Cameron describes this comedy as a “satire based on young adult relationships.” In the play, the cast is made up of four men and two women—all in the field of business. The characters are very professional in their positions of work, but act like kids when it comes to dealing with relationships. The visuals of the production are very important because they provide the contrast in how the 25-35 year-old professional characters look and how they act.

Cameron feels this idea is reflected in society today. “Individuals are trained to be really intelligent,” Cameron says. “But when it comes to intimacy, people tend to be bare and cut and dry.”

She feels “Controlling Interest” is appropriate for many ages, and everyone can relate to the moments the production creates. This makes it a very appropriate spot for Family and Friends Weekend. Cameron wants people to know that Knox Theatre is open to anyone and that everyone is welcome to come enjoy. “I feel that Knox Theatre can benefit from comedies,” Cameron said. “But this one in particular hits home with issues that especially college students are dealing with right now.”

“Controlling Interest”

Friday, October 9

Saturday, October 10

7:30 P.M. (seating begins at 7:00) and 8:30 P.M. (seating begins at 8:00)

Studio Theatre, CFA

Free admission

Kylee Norville

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