University of Saint Mary theater students will present a student-run production this week at Xavier Theatre on campus.
Students chose the script and selected the director for “Marcus is Walking.” They also were in charge of set design and marketing the production.
The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
The show features a series of short scenes of conversations in and around an automobile as a varied assortment of characters navigate through life.
The show features several local students, including Alex Brown of Leavenworth, Olivia Jarvis of Lansing, Bret Fritz of Basehor, Daley Wilhelm of Lansing, Eric Santa Cruz of Leavenworth, Alyssa Papageorgiou of Kansas City, Kansas, Laigha Anderson of Leavenworth and Anthony Clark of Kansas City, Kansas.
“It’s wonderful seeing the students take the reins on this show,” said Emily Kasprzak, theater professor at USM. “It’s such a valuable learning experience for them. They are excited. And the show is pretty darn good.”
The play is directed by Olivia Hatchel of Turner, Kansas.
“It has been such a blast to work with my peers,” Hatchel said in a press release. “We have been working really hard, and I can’t wait for people to see the show.”
The suggested ticket donation is $10 for adults. There is no admission charge for high school students with a student ID, as well as all USM students, faculty and staff.
The play is not recommended for children.
For more information or to reserve tickets, call 913-758-6152.