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Spring Showcase 2014

Presented by the Suffolk University Theatre Department

February 6 – February 9, 2013

The Suffolk University Theatre Department will present their Spring Showcase 2014 this month in the Studio Theatre. This semester’s showcase features four Suffolk student written and directed plays. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The one-act plays include Playing Dead; For Every Reason, Rhythm, and Rhyme; Hum’s Girls; and Hamlet Submerged.

Playing Dead is written by Tom Martin ’15 and directed by Laurie Riihimaki ’14. What happens when little Benny is left alone with the babysitter?…A broken dishwasher, a half-eaten cake, and…six dead bodies! Oops! Don’t tell Mom!

For Every Reason, Rhythm, and Rhyme is written and directed by Marina Silva ‘14. Remy, a coffee shop manager, is stuck with her typical job until a new guy, Nate, begins to work there. Slowly, he changes the perceptions of Remy and the customers while learning to embrace the fast-paced, unstable world of a street cafe.

Marina describes her upcoming piece: “I think I’m most looking forward to creating something different that will make the audience really think outside the box. This experience has made me see the bigger picture of writing and directing.”

Hum’s Girls is written and directed by Ingrid Oslund ’14. In this adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s classic novel Lolita, the charming, but sinister Humbert reflects on his past, his present and his future by encountering the three women who shaped his life. He relives the most pivotal events in his life, forcing himself to face the implications of his tragic “love story”.

Hamlet Submerged is written by Robert Rejek and directed by Andrew Pinto ’14. A copy of Hamlet is dropped into a lake, and as the ink on the pages rises and bleeds, so do the characters from their original roles. Each one embarks on a journey of self-discovery and purpose in a world that is rapidly abandoning them.

Admission is free. Seating is extremely limited and reservations are encouraged. For tickets and information visit or call 800.440.7654. The Studio Theatre is located on the 4th floor of the Archer Building, entrance through Donahue. (CLICK HERE FOR DIRECT LINK TO TICKET PURCHASE)


The Suffolk University Theatre Department combines practical theatre training with a liberal arts education. The program places a unique emphasis on supporting student-written and student-directed work, offering valuable hands-on experience throughout the undergraduate education. For more information about our program, please visit our website:

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