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SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theatre Presents "Life x 3"

"Life x 3 " castPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 15, 2010) – The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theatre will present “Life x 3” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, through Saturday, Nov. 6, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. This Main Stage production will take place in the Hartman Theatre located in the Myers Fine Arts Building. Written by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton, “Life x 3” is a three-act domestic comedy in which the same scene is replayed three times … almost.

“Chaos theory can be downright exhilarating when it is applied to two couples trying to spend a successful evening together,” said director and faculty member John Shout. “The playwright has great fun with variations on a situation, caught up with such matters as Cheez-Its, a run in some stockings and whether it is okay to eat a cookie after brushing one’s teeth.”

The cast of seven students includes several newcomers to theater at SUNY Plattsburgh, stage manager Eva Sarachan explained. “We are learning how to do this for the real world. It’s great experience.”

Danielle Sayavich is assistant director and a junior majoring in theater.

“I’ve been having a lot of fun because I’m working with some really talented people,” Sayavich said.

Another newcomer is Assistant Professor Erika Grayson who joined the theater faculty this fall. She is the scenic designer for the production. As Grayson explained, the set reflects a normal apartment but with a skewed perspective. The characters are trapped in their environment, doomed to repeat these moments until they get it right.

“The audience will have great fun discovering the true heart of these confused characters,” said Grayson. “They seek perfection, constantly trying again and again to discover the correct approach to moments in their lives.”

Tickets are $10 for general admission; $8 for seniors, students, SUNY Plattsburgh faculty and staff; and $2 for SUNY Plattsburgh students and will be sold in advance at the Angell College Center desk and at the door the day of show. For more information, call the SUNY Plattsburgh Performing Arts Information Line at 518-564-2283.

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