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See plays created and directed by University of Redlands students at spring festival – Redlands Daily Facts

The University of Redlands theater arts department will present its 2022 Spring Play Festival Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10, in the university’s Frederick Loewe Theatre.

The festival features three plays created and directed by senior theater and theater business majors.

The plays are “The Understudy,” by Teresa Rebeck and directed by Matt Jackson; “Teatro Sin Vista,” created and directed by Gabriel Rodriguez; and “Comedic Timing,” created and directed by James Johnston.

“The Understudy” will be performed 2 pm April 9 and 7:30 pm April 10. “Teatro Sin Vista” and “Comedic Timing” will be performed 7:30 pm April 9 and 2 pm April 10.

In “The Understudy,” Roxanne, who is charged with running the understudy rehearsal for a production, finds her professional and personal life colliding when her ex-fiancé is cast as an understudy, according to a news release.

In the cast are Alicia Lombardo as Roxanne, Thomas Mathews as Harry and Garrett Falkenstine as Jake.

“Teatro Sin Vista” is based on Teatro Ciego’s performances of productions without light or sight and is a performance acted in the dark, relying on feelings, sounds and smells. The audience will be transported to the Redlands Pulga (flea market) and learn lessons from longtime local vendors and what it’s like to be a part of, and work with, minority communities.

Cast members are Perla Barajas, Camilleann Schnitzius and Amy Vasquez Galvan.

“Comedic Timing” showcases the role of status and the clown in comedic pieces throughout history. From William Shakespeare to “The Book of Mormon,” the piece explores the way comedy had changed and remained the same throughout history.

Cast members are Thomas Johnston as a clown; Lauren Witte as Cleante and Lady Bracknell; Delaney Lust as a clown, Dorine and Miss Prism; and Mason Hunt as Algernon and Oscar.

Costume consultants for the productions are Debbie Bradford and Arhim Wilson and scenic designer is Mike James.

Lighting designers are Kayleigh Stelling for “The Understudy” and “Teatro Sin Vista” and Daniella Reeb for “Comedic Timing.”

Other crew members are Trevor Norton, director of production; Keldon Sorvig, technical director; Alyssa Sherman-Ordaz, scene shop coordinator; and Debbie Bradford, costume shop coordinator.

Stage managers are Lindsey Finkelstein for “The Understudy” and Jay Arroyo, “Teatro Sin Vista” and “Comedic Timing.” Assistant stage managers Nikki Katz, “Comedic Timing,” and Blake Serikova, “The Understudy.”

Tickets are $8 for each time slot, available at eventbrite.com or by calling 909-748-8728.

For information, go to redlands.edu/currentproductions or call 909-748-8728.

The Frederick Loewe Theater is on University Street on the University of Redlands campus, between Colton and Citrus avenues.

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