Montcalm Community College’s Drama Class presents “The Absolute Most Cliched Elevator Play in the History of the Entire Universe,” by Werner Trieschmann, on Nov. 9 and 10 at the Barn Theater on the college’s Sidney campus.
When a crowded elevator becomes stuck, one of the passengers, a playwriting instructor, thinks that everybody is in fact trapped in a cliched play by an inexperienced playwright. After all, the elevator does contain a quick-tempered biker, a spaced-out new age woman, and an agitated pregnant woman. But when the instructor goes searching for the playwright, the elevator expands to include even more stereotypes including over-eager cheerleaders, a Goth kid who writes bad poetry and, of course, a clown. Will the instructor find the playwright before the cliches become out of control?
Performances are at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 2 and 4 p.m. on Nov. 10 at MCC’s Barn Theater. Admission is free.
Area schools and other groups may book private performances in November and December by contacting Performing Arts Coordinator Val Vander Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-328-1218. The cost is $75 per performance.