Written by Charles Evered
Culver Center of the Arts
Friday, May 6, 2011, 12am - 4pm
Saturday, May 7, 2011, 12am - 4pm
Sunday, May 8, 2011, 12am - 4pm
Monday, May 9, 2011, 12am - 4pm
Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 12am - 4pm
Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 12am - 4pm
Thursday, May 12, 2011, 12am - 4pm
Friday, May 13, 2011, 12am - 4pm
Saturday, May 14, 2011, 12am - 4pm
Sunday, May 15, 2011, 12am - 4pm
Performance Dates: May 6,7,8, 13, 14, 15
All performances begin at 8pm
Class tells the story of Elliot (Paul Jacques) and Sarah (Melissa Kirk). Elliot is a once vital stage actor who has begun to give private acting lessons in a rather decrepit studio in New York City. He is contentious, feisty and set in his ways. One day, along comes an enigmatic and mysterious young woman named Sarah who prevails upon Elliot to take her on as a private student. Elliot at first declines to take her on, but Sarah twists his arm and finally gains entry into his class.
As they meet once a week for lessons, it is gradually revealed that Sarah isn\'t exactly whom she pretends to be. In fact, she\'s revealed to be a rather major Hollywood starlet, whom Elliot never recognized -- because he sees film as "a lower form of art." Finally, after coming to terms with the fact that he is teaching Shakespeare to a lowly "starlet," these two very different people start to form a real bond. Secrets are revealed, even tragic ones,---and in the short time they are able to spend together, they change each others lives forever. "Class" is a touching, funny and entertaining new play."
"Plenty of taste and fizz...a fresh concept and dramatically intriguing."
- Peter Filichia
"Replete with humor, intimacy, tragedy and hope...the characters and dialogue are compelling, refreshing and once viewed, are hard to forget...an instant classic."
- Ken Robidoux
Directed by UCR Professor Robin Russin