You’ll see on the September Listing of Events that FTT’s ND Theatre NOW! begins in the Philbin on September 27th and runs to October 7th.
This year’s show will consist of two one-act plays that will get a unique spin by FTT. The first up is WASP written by all-around legend of everything: Steve Martin! Mr. Martin’s play will be directed by Notre Dame student Najmeddine Harrbi ’19. Here is the synopsis:
In the fractured landscape of 50s suburbia, a prototypical white protestant family exists in a dark limbo of expectation and routine. Mom is surrounded by people but deeply alone, dad speaks in delicious platitudes, and the children fear anything new. The play vibrates with satire and dark lyrical irony as the family meanders blindly toward catastrophe.
The second one-act will be American Roulette written by Tom McCormack. Notre Dame student Roisin Goebelbecker ’19 will direct. Here is the info:
An African-American man named Sam has come for an interview. The firm is unspecified, described only as “the most powerful firm there is.” Two very privileged-looking Caucasians, Charles and Hillary, carry out the interview. They tell him that the only qualification needed is desire to be in the firm. The interview amounts to a series of tests designed to trick Sam. This original and perceptive work details a tense, contemporary American crisis. Alternately hilarious and chilling the play moves swiftly, and inexorably, to an explosive unforgettable climax.
There you have it!