CBU Presents Dietz’ “Private Eyes”

 Comedy is a Roller Coaster Ride

The Visual and Performing Arts department of Christian Brothers University (CBU) announces the opening of the 2013 Fall Play Private Eyes. Performances for Private Eyes are scheduled for October 31-November 2 at 7:30 p.m. and November 3 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 of 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), Chelsea Smithers (Cory), Alani Lee Denise (Lisa), Jessica Love (Frank), and Cale Baskin (Matthew).

This event is open to the public. Seating is limited and reservations must be made in order to guarantee seating. For CBU staff, faculty, and students admission is $1 with valid photo ID. General admission is $5. Reservations can be made online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/privateeyestix.

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