CBU’s 2013 Spring Play: Private Eyes

The Visual and Performing Arts department of Christian Brothers University (CBU) announces the opening of the 2013 Spring Play Private Eyes. Performances for the Private Eyes are scheduled for March 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. and March 24 at 2:00 p.m. in the University Theater.

Steven Dietz’ Private Eyes is a comedy that is a roller coaster ride between truths and lies, filled with surprises and misdirection. Matthew and Lisa are rehearsing a play. Lisa may or may not be having an affair with their British director, Adrian.  In any case, Matthew tries to cope with his troubled marriage by seeing his therapist, Frank. Then, there is Cory, a mysterious woman, who seems to be shadowing their every move. She helps bring the story to its surprising conclusion. Or does she?  The audience itself plays the role of detective in this hilarious relationship thriller about love and the power of deception.

“The audience is on the stage and close to the actors—a black box environment.  I really enjoy intimate theatre—theatre that is more like film—a more naturalistic style of acting,” states Matthew Hamner, Director and Assistant Professor, Visual & Performing Arts. “When I first read the play, I thought of Christopher Nolan’s films such as Inception or The Prestige.  In those films, Mr. Nolan is asking us what is real and what is not.  Our playwright Steven Dietz does the same.  I hope the audience gets a kick out of the play.”

The cast includes CBU students Nic Picou (Adrian), Catherine Montesi (Cory), Meghan Hawkins (Lisa), Kierra Turner (Frank), and Cale Baskin (Matthew).

In reflecting on the essence of Private Eyes, Kierra Turner notes, “This play is unlike any play that I’ve ever been a part of. It’s humorous, confusing, and stimulating at the same time. I think all audiences will really enjoy it.”

Seating is limited and reservations must be made in order to guarantee seating. General admission is $5 and for CBU staff/faculty/students is $1.00 with a valid ID. To make reservations, email Matthew Hamner at mhamner@cbu.edu.

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