Theatre and Dance to perform “Really Really” March 9-13, 16-19

Really Really

“Really Really” will be presented by Northwestern Theatre and Dance March 9 – 13 and 16-19 in Theatre West Show time is 7:30 p.m. except for a March 13 matinee at 2 p.m. The cast is, from left, Asher Van Meter, Thomas Hadzeriga, Luke Matherne, Sean Grady, Hannah Hays, Chelsey Goldsmith and Alyssa Farmer.

Northwestern Theatre and Dance will perform the drama “Really Really” March 9 – 13 and 16-19 in Theatre West Show time is 7:30 p.m. except for a March 13 matinee at 2 p.m. The play contains content that may not be suitable for children.

Tickets are $15, $12 for children and seniors and Northwestern State, BPCC@nsu and Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts students are admitted free with a current student I.D. For ticket information, call (318) 357-4483.

“Really Really” is about a group of Generation Me college students in the aftermath of a wild campus party. The play, one of off-Broadway’s most acclaimed hits upon its New York premiere, takes a disturbing look at Generation Me and its unstoppable quest for success at all costs. “Really, Really” is edgy, funny, caustic, and shocking, but thoughtful and weighty enough to hold its own even among audience members who think tweeting’s for birds and “Glee” is an after school activity.

The play raises questions about a generation so quick to demand things (money, sex, power) that is doesn’t stop to consider what they cost.

“(Artistic Director) Scott (Burrell) challenged me to find a play that would engage our student audience by presenting something they would be interested in,” said director Pia Wyatt. “The play raises a lot of questions that people don’t want to talk about, but need to be talked about.”

Members of the cast are Hannah Hays of Baton Rouge as Leigh, Chelsey Goldsmith of Edmond, Oklahoma as Grace, Alyssa Farmer of Shreveport as Haley, Thomas Hadzeriga of Edmond, Oklahoma as Cooper, Luke Matherne of Monroe as Davis, Sean Grady of Leesville as Johnson and Asher Van Meter of Edmond, Oklahoma as Jimmy.

A post-show discussion of issues raised in the play will be held after each performance.