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‘Force of Nature’ Explores Themes of Passion, Destiny

February 07, 2014

“I really like how this play unfolds,” says Sarah Day. “Force of Nature” plays out like a story in a way that is unlike anything the theatre department has done in recent years.

Alma College Theatre presents “Force of Nature,” an “extravagant romance” about the consequences of desire and the power of destiny.

Show times for the play by Steven Dietz, adapted from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “Elective Affinities,” are 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 through Saturday, Feb. 15 and 3 p.m. Sunday Feb. 16 in the Remick Heritage Center, Strosacker Theatre.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors age 62 and older, and free for Alma College staff, students and children age 18 and younger. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.

The story features the “perfect couple,” Edward and Charlotte, and two people from their past, a beautiful young woman and Edward’s best friend.

Sara Day, an Alma College junior from Shelby Township, says “Force of Nature” plays out like a story in a way that is unlike anything the theatre department has done in recent years.

“I really like how this play unfolds,” says Day. “There are multiple asides, and the prologue and epilogue unify the entire play. Through the asides the audience gets to know who each character is and what they think. It’s really brilliant.”

The closeness of the theatre department helps the students to perform at their best, says Day.

“The theatre department is our family,” Day says. “That’s what is really special about our theatre department. I’m lucky to be a part of it.”

This play has explicit language and adult situations.

 

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