A modern romance becomes a nightmare in FTT’s ‘Boy Gets Girl’
Ankur Chawla | Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Beginning Thursday, the Notre Dame Department of Film, Television and Theatre will perform Rebecca Gilman’s “Boy Gets Girl,” originally produced by Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.
The play, which follows the life of Theresa, a successful reporter in a big city, quickly spread around the world because of its modern take on dating and romantic pursuit.
Theresa is set up on a blind date with Tony, who seems nice enough but eventually becomes persistent and creepy, even after the two don’t hit it off. Left with the dilemma of how to escape his ever-present shadow, Theresa is faced with the possibility of losing everything dear to her: her home, her job and even her identity.
“Boy Gets Girl” is sure to become a classic for identifying women’s issues and portraying dating in the 21st century. The play is an earnest exploration into the effects of stalking and the helplessness felt by the victims.
According to the department’s Outreach Specialist Chris Sopczynski, the play has already gained attention in the South Bend community.
“There has been a very strong interest by both on and off campus organizations who address women and violence,” Sopczynski said
Siiri Scott, who previously directed shows such as “Big Love” for FTT, helms this production.
Director: Siiri Scott
Producer/Lighting Design: Kevin Dreyer
Stage Manager: Jennifer Sowinski
Set Design: Marcus Stephens
Costume Design: Richard E. Donnelly
Technical Direction: C. Kenneth Cole
Theresa Bedell: Kim Gaughan
Tony: Chris Stare
Howard Siegel: Kevin Argus
Mercer Stevens: Chris Silvestri
Harriet: Sloan Thacker
Det. Madeline Beck: Lucy Lavely
Les Kennkat: Brian Davenport
What: “Boy Gets Girl” by Rebecca Gilman
Where: Philbin Theater at the Debartolo Performing Arts Center
When: Nov. 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 at 10 p.m. and Nov. 14 and 21 at 2:30 p.m.
How much: $10 for students, $12 for faculty and staff, $15 for everyone else
Learn more: Call (574) 631-2800 or visit performingarts.nd.edu