ASC theater students choose plays about love for production

(03-18-2009)

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The Adams State College Theatre Department productions "Brilliant Traces" and "Cloud Tectonics" directed by Heather Wilder and Ben Butler, respectively, open at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the Xperimental Theatre. The show continues nightly at 8 p.m. through April 4. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $6 for seniors and students, and free to Adams State Associated Students and Faculty. The Box Office opens March 23; call 719-587-TIXX for reservations.

"Brilliant Traces", written by Cindy Lou Johnson, and "Cloud Tectonics", written by Jose Rivera, are two one-act plays about love. Wilder said "Brilliant Traces" is a beautiful story about what happens when two broken vessels come together to make a new form. "The male and female characters in the play experience the same level of emotional hurts. It is written in a way that allows the audience to connect with the characters as people, rather than as man or woman."

Butler said he chose "Cloud Tectonics" to direct because it was the "most beautiful love story I've ever seen or read." He watched the play about seven years ago in Denver at the Curious Theater. "I had my heart set on directing the play ever since." He said he believes "Cloud Tectonics" will be of interest to many in the community. "I am excited about this play connecting with those of Spanish heritage in the valley." The one-act includes some Spanish language and is written from the perspective of a Hispanic male.

The directors recommend mature audiences only for the evening's performances.

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By Linda Relyea