Note: This article originally appeared in the March 24 print edition of the Bethel Beacon.
MISHAWAKA—“Flux” and “The Obelisk” are two one-act plays written by a student playwright named Autumn Owens. While plays written by students have been performed in events like 24-Hour Theatre, the department has not produced a student-written play for two years.
Furthermore, one of the plays has a student director, another event that hasn’t happened in a while for the theatre department. This student director is Adam Foster, and he will be specifically the director of “The Obelisk” and assistant director of “Flux.” He finds the community of being with the actors is something he enjoys. His favorite thing about being director is that it is a collaborative effort between him and the actors. Foster looks forward to directing more in the future.
Owens wrote these two shows separately. “Flux” was originally written for a 24-Hour Theatre performance, and then Owens revised it to turn in for play submissions. “The Obelisk” was written over the summer as a separate but complementary story. Though the total show is comprised of two one-acts that don’t have an overarching story, Owens finds something both plays have in common.
“Both plays…deal with personality and how people do things they wouldn’t expect themselves to do,” Owens said.
“Flux” and “The Obelisk” will be showing in the Everest-Rohr on March 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 p.m. and March 27 at 1 p.m.