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Student-Directed Play Opens May 2

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The student-directed play, “Check Please!” opens tonight, May 2. According to director junior Caleb Williams, the play sheds light on the dating scene.

“The play is about this guy and this girl, they go on a series of horrible blind dates and in the process, they find out what they look for in a relationship,” Williams said. “It’s just an outrageous show that really shows the quirks of dating.”

In order to become student director, Williams had to submit all of his plans last year including his choice play, blocking, set and costumes.

“Initially I chose this play because it was comedic and it was something that was interesting, but also, this being my first show to direct, it’s simple,” Williams. “There’s not a lot of blocking or set. We really only have four or five major changes that happen on stage set wise. Most of the show consists of two tables and the same backdrop.”

As a former participant in student direct during his freshman year, Williams was drawn to becoming the director for many reasons.

“For my plans after high school, I’m going to college and then I hope on being able to pursue entertainment,” Williams. “I wanted to see a different aspect of entertainment, to see it through a different set of eyes, so directing sounded like a good idea.”

While the play is directed by a student, Williams does receive guidance from the head directors.

“More often when I’m doing something wrong, the adult directors are bringing something to my attention that I’m not doing right,” Williams said. “Other times they’ll slip in a little bit of advice regarding something that’s coming up. They also help encourage me to make sure that I’m meeting my deadlines. They can sit in to create this intimidating factor that really gets things going.”

“Check Please!” tickets are $5 with shows on May 2, 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. and May 4 at 2 p.m.

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