Ixion Ensemble presents its collection of short plays, Fears & Phobias, at the Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave. Lansing, MI May 12, 13, 19 & 20. Shows are at 8pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. Tickets are $15 at the door or can be purchased online via eventbrite.come. For more information visit www.ixiontheatre.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 517.775.4246.
Fears & Phobias is directed by Heath Sartorius and Nick Lemmer. Both have appeared on the Ixion stage, but making their Ixion directing debut.
An ensemble cast is bringing the show to the stage. Featured are returning artists: Sadonna Croff, Angela Dill, Danica O'Neill and Ben Guenther. Making their Ixion debut are: Spencer Perrenoud, Madi Shank and Anna Szabo.
After receiving over 80 submissions, Ixion has selected seven short plays for its Fears & Phobias production. The scripts being performed are:
Legs by Kathleen Barber
-The story of two amputees struggling with identifying who they are, if they aren't whole.
Code by Andrea Clardy
-In a secret government office, two programmers expand the intrusive monitoring software that is listening to every citizen at every moment
Killing Trudy by Rich Espey
-Trudy gives voice to Ben's every worry. She has been with him as long as he can remember. Jen thinks its time that Trudy takes an extended vacation.
Donald Trump Is a Racist, Xenophobic, Sexist, Ignorant, Tiny-Handed, Tangerine-Faced Narcissist Who Has No Business Being President and Should Be Impeached by Jack Karp
-Two agents process an audience of traitors lured in by an inflammatory title.
October by Greg Lam
-Rituals get in the way of relationships and enjoyment as Boston Red Sox fans watch their beloved team play.
Family Planning by John Minigan
-A high schooler's wish to take a sick day leaves the mother struggling to find the right answers.
Bunker Bound by Chris Shaw Swanson
-A mother's fear of the end of the world, puts her at odds with her grown daughter.
"We're excited to explore the sometimes humorous and sometimes deadly serious takes on fears," observes Ixion Artistic Director jeff croff. "Nick and Heath have assembled a talented cast to dive into these varied and intriguing stories."
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