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Theatre students present thought-provoking ‘Student Body’

The Minot State University Theatre Program will present “Student Body” by Frank Winters Wednesday through Saturday (Feb. 22-25) in Aleshire Theater at 7:30 p.m. The play follows a group of college students who discover a disturbing videotape of a sexual assault that occurred at a party they attended.

Director Kevin Neuharth chose to do the play after reading it last August.

“The subject matter really interested me,” said Neuharth, “I shared it with some of my students in my directing class, and they seemed to like it, so I decided to give it a go.”

The issue of rape is a central theme throughout the play as the college-age characters engage in a heated dialogue about the right way to deal with the situation. 

“I want the audience to think about themselves during the course of this play and think about what they would do in this situation,” said Neuharth.

The set design by Benjamin Weinert-Lishner, assistant professor of communication arts, allows audience members to sit in seats arranged on stage among the actors.

“I wanted to incorporate the audience as if they were part of the action,” said Neuharth.

The cast includes Annika Kraft, Kacey Donamaria, Hannah Davis, Maddie Thompson, Ariel Koh, Michaela Burns, Brenna Heupel, Jaryn Homiston, Branden Evans, and Eric Fetske.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children, seniors and students, and free admission to all MSU students, faculty and staff with a valid MSU ID. For tickets, call the box office at 858-3172.


Published: 02/22/17

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