Theater Preview: A Quartet of One-Act Plays

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents director Tom Leabhart’s A Quartet of One Act Plays, including “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell, “Overtones” by Alice Gerstenberg, “Misreadings” by Neena Berber, and “Poof!” by Lynn Nottage.In “Trifles,” two women from a rural town accompany the county sheriff and attorney to the home of a murdered man to collect some possessions for his wife, who is in jail. “Overtones,” the oldest play in the set, lays bare the thoughts of two early 20th century society ladies as they renew an old feud. A high school teacher and her unmotivated student spar in the short “Misreadings.” In “Poof!” a woman is bewildered by her husband’s spontaneous combustion. The four plays, cumulatively, run for about one hour and 20 minutes, with no intermission.The plays will be presented Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Seaver Theater box office or by phone at (909) 607-4375. The box office is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday to Friday, and one hour before each show. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for Claremont Colleges students, faculty, staff, and senior citizens.

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