Teddy Nicholas directs his Drama Studies Senior Project Show Four by Christopher Shinn, October 18-20 at 8 PM in the Humanities Theatre of the Durst Family Humanities Building. Tickets are $5 general admission and $3 students. For reservations, which are strongly suggested, call 845-742-1386 or email Purchase.Four@gmail.com.
On the Fourth of July in Hartford in 1996, June, a 16-year-old white boy, meets up with a closeted, married black man he's met over the Internet. On the same night, in the same city, this man's 16-year-old daughter agrees to go out with Dexter, a 20-year-old low-level drug dealer. In and around the city, on the American night of independence, these two couples get to know each other, moving from strangers to intimates. In lonely landscapes of movie theatres, fast food restaurants, darkened churches and public parks, they discover the limits of desire and the possibilities for transcendence.
The cast features T. Ramon Campbell, Steven Ringwald, Christina Scarlett and Noah Telson.
Of Christopher Shinn, the New York Times says “He promises to be a playwright to reckon with.” In describing Four, the New York Post says “It’s got humor, sadness and a fresh and touching rhythm that tell of the loneliness and the secrets of life.”
The play contains scenes of sexuality.