CSU Theatre to Stage ‘Boy Gets Girl’

COLUMBUS, Ga. - In a prelude to Thanksgiving week, Columbus State University’s Department of Theatre is staging “Boy Gets Girl” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 20-22, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at CSU Theatre on the Park Mainstage in downtown Columbus.

Audiences, including college students and Columbus-area locals, will experience what student director Krystine Summers describes as a “psychological thriller” that includes “moments of comic relief.”

The plot centers on a “romance gone wrong” theme.

Theresa (Samantha May), a successful reporter who is unlucky at love, meets Tony (Ethan Everett) on a blind date. Sensing things are not working out after a second date, she tells Tony she is not interested in pursuing the relationship. Tony thinks otherwise and, as he continues to be more persistent, his pursuit turns into obsession.

Ultimately, Theresa must fight to save herself from being erased by Tony’s actions — actions that call into question the assumptions at the very heart of romantic pursuit.

“Boy Gets Girl” is written by playwright Rebecca Gilman, whose work has been described in the Chicago Tribune as having “such intriguing plots that the audience finds itself hungry for what is going to happen next.”

Summers, a senior theatre arts performance major, is directing a cast of nine CSU student actors. Associate Professor Steven Graver is designing costumes, while Assistant Professor Kim Manuel is designing six different stage settings.

The production contains strong language and adult situations.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $13 for seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni; and free for CSU faculty and staff (limit two) and students (limit one). Tickets can be purchased and picked up 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday at the CSU Theatre on the Park box office. For further information, go to http://theatre.colstate.edu/index.asp or call 706-507-8444.