Written by Kate Harner
Willimantic, CT -- Eastern Connecticut State University's Drama Society will present two plays written by Woodstock Academy High School senior Jeremy Geragotelis at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 2 and 3 in the Betty R. Tipton Room. "Hemingway's Café" is directed by Katharine McManus and Stephanie LaPointe, and "Black Heroides" is directed by Seana Hendrickson. McManus, LaPointe and Hendrickson are Eastern students.
Admission is $3 for Eastern students with their IDs; $5 for general public. The plays are a fundraiser for Eastern's Drama Society, so any donations after the admission fee are greatly appreciated.
"Hemingway's Café" centers on the idea that people fight for attention and only want others to listen. The main character meets alternate versions of himself and his friend in a room, where he wants people to listen to him instead of him listening to others. The actors are Paul Lietz, Laura Cuffe, Corey Welden, Kyle Dennis, Shannon Erwin, Liz Swan and Kate Harner, all Eastern students.
"Black Heroides," features many heroines from classic literature including Lady Macbeth, Cinderella and Mattie from "Ethan Frome," who go through relationship therapy, discuss their past, and find reasons why their stories are relived each year through dusty school books. The actors in this dark comedy include Kelsey Guggenheim, Laura Cuffe, Shannon Erwin and Liz Swan. "Black Heroides" contains some adult themes and language and is intended for mature audiences.
"It's really exciting to see Drama Society members come together and work hard over the summer to put on these shows," said Drama Society President Liz Swan. "The performances and direction are great opportunities for us to exercise our passion outside of the classroom."