By Lathe Cobb
Southwestern College’s theatre department will have their first musical of the year, “Ordinary Days,” this Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. The musical will be performed in Messenger Recital Hall in Darbeth Fine Arts Building.
“Ordinary Days” has four main characters, the 20-something Deb, played by Brynn Hampton, Warren, played by Shawn Knepper, the 30-something Clair, played by Hannah Breshears, and Jason, played by Avery Hogan.
“We’ve been working nonstop,” said Knepper. “Now that we’re to the end it just seems as though time has gone by so fast.”
Taking place in New York City, the musical provides a relatable and contemporary storyline. These four characters deal with past relationships as well as the need to find a purpose in life.
“It’s exaggerated by the fact that they live in New York City and are surrounded by millions of people all the time but still feel lonely,” said Alyson Moon, director of theatre and campus players faculty.
“Ordinary Days” production crew includes Maya Damron – props master, Miranda Hofmeister – box office manager, Jacob Reynolds – scenic designer, Jenni Warren – costume designer, Kenny Allman – lighting designer and technical director, Brandon Oleson – master electrician, Telara Day – stage manager, Tori Sublett – sound designer, Emma Bate – house manager and Carson Davis – paint charge.
“I think the college students will find it very relatable since it focuses so much on the relationships and the need to really figure out who you are and what you want,” said Moon.