PSU Theatre Students Perform Reckless

March 4th, 2009 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Students in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will present Craig Lucas’ dark comedy, “Reckless,” March 5–8 at the Silver Center for the Arts.

“Reckless” is a roller-coaster ride through contemporary theatre. Farce, realism and fantasy come together in the story of Rachel, a happy mother and housewife, who finds herself fleeing for her life on Christmas Eve, and going out into a world where unlikely and bizarre things happen.

Set in the 1980s, the theatrical style used is close to cinema, as the action of the play moves like an action film and looks like a post-modern painting. Actors play multiple roles, allowing them the ability to focus on creating a new character in a short time span.

Director Beth Cox says, “Reckless is a loony and twisted ride through a world that assaults us with unexpected lies, unexpected good fortune, clinical psychologists, endless car rides, cheap hotels and champagne. Rachel finds out how crazy the world is outside her cozy home and ultimately finds her place in the craziness.”

Performances are March 5 and 6 at 8 p.m., March 7 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and March 8 at 3 p.m. in the Hanaway Theatre. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for youth and $5 for PSU students at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS or (800) 779-3869.