'Months on End' Follows Interconnected Lives
In a storyline spanning 12 months in 12 scenes, Alma College Theatre explores the different occasions and perspectives that mark the interconnected lives of a circle of family and friends in “Months on End” by Craig Pospisil.
The play will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15 in the Remick Heritage Center, Strosacker Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and up, and free for Alma College staff, students and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.
Set in the present day New York area, the show features an ensemble of unusual characters as they engage in different relationships and scenes throughout the course of a year.
“This play is different from a lot of the other shows because it has a circular plot instead of a casual plot, so things don't necessarily come right after another,” says Walker sophomore Kathryn Wiltz, who plays the role of Elaine. “The audience may not see a certain character for months, and when they do, there aren't blatant indicators of what happened in between those months.”
Through the various scenes, the audience observes the changes in these relationships through the year, says Alma College theatre intern Hillary Sea Bard, who is directing her first full-length play.
“We witness glimpses of these relationships; how they manifest, how they grow, and the constant struggle humans have to connect to one another,” says Bard, a 2008 graduate of Alma College.
“What I like about this show is that it calls for the audience to daydream and fill in the gaps for themselves,” says Wiltz. “Sometimes I'll just journal for an hour about a specific month, and I'll come up with interesting ideas about what has transpired, not all of them good. It's helped me discover a lot of things that I can work off of and play with as an actor.”
Posted: Tue, April 3rd, 2012 at 8:07AM