Azusa Pacific University Theater concludes its 23rd season with The Sneeze, a modern drama comprised of four one-act plays and four short stories. The show runs until April 22, with Thursday through Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday performances at 2 p.m. The production takes place in the Black Box Theater, located in the Mary Hill Center of APU’s West Campus, at 701 W. Foothill Blvd., in Azusa. Free parking is available. For tickets, call the Felix Event Center Box Office at (626) 815-5494 or order them online. This play is intended for ages 16 and older. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.
Adapted for the stage by Michael Frayn, The Sneeze brings to life lesser known writings of legendary Russian playwright and author Anton Chekhov. Chekhov’s stories inspire laughter with sharp-witted satire and light commentary on the social politics of modern society. Chekhov is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history and a forerunner of modernism for the theater.
The APU production is staged and directed by guest director Kevin Slay. Slay has extensive experience as a freelance director and as part-time faculty at several colleges and universities in Southern California including Azusa Pacific University, California State University, Fullerton, Citrus College, and Vanguard University. He is a national winner in Theatre Direction from the Kennedy Center in Washington, and holds an M.F.A. in Directing for the Theatre from California State University, Fullerton.
“The Sneeze is a little bit Melodrama, a little bit Vaudeville, a little bit situational comedy and 100 percent Anton Chekhov,” said Slay.
For more information, visit the theater’s website.
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