Arts & Entertainment

Players preview

By: Eric Minion ~Staff Writer~

With the Xavier University Theatre Department successfully kicking off its season with “The Last Five Years,” Xavier’s student-operated theater club, Xavier Players, also has much in store. Students should know that Xavier Players is busy with a full season scheduled for the year.

There is the return of “Toolbox,” the club’s improvisational show. However, Xavier
Players has taken a slightly different take on the classic show. Instead of having one cast for a
single show, the cast of “Toolbox” will be year-long. As a result, students can expect to see more of “Toolbox” throughout the year. Xavier Players has two additional shows planned for the fall semester: “24 Hour Theatre” and “Bus Stop.” “24 Hour Theatre” will take place Nov. 1-2.

Students will have the opportunity to write, direct, produce and perform a show, all in a single day. “Bus Stop” is Xavier Players’ second ever published piece and  will take place Nov. 21-23. In the spring, Xavier Players is bringing back some old shows, but with a couple of changes.

In February, there will be a musical cabaret. In the past, Xavier Players has put on “Songs in the Key of … ,” a series of different songs revolving around a theme.

However, the club did away with this format in favor of a cabaret to better highlight Xavier’s overall musical talent. Lastly, the club will produce the social justice piece, “Voices for Change,” a show comprised completely of short student written pieces.

It will take place March 27-29. In addition to all of the listed shows, Xavier Players also has a plethora of events, such as Play Reading Group and family game nights. Auditions for “Toolbox” and “Bus Stop” will take place Sept. 21 and 22. For more information, go to the Xavier Players Facebook or the Orgsync page.
Disclaimer: Staff Writer Eric Minion serves as club treasurer for the Xavier Players.