By Molly Bello
The latest theater production from Bridgewater State University is not a typical play. Directed by Dr. Colleen Rua, this show features supernatural beings and an unconventional plot structure.
“Pilgrims of the Night,” written by Len Jenkin and directed by Dr. Colleen Rua will run again after a first set of performances from May 1-3 at 8 p.m. each night.
“The play is about seven people brought together waiting for a ferry,” said senior theater major Danni Vitorino. “There is a storm and they stay over night and during that time decide to share stories to make the night pass. It’s more exciting than that but I don’t want to give away any specifics.”
The cast features veteran performers and actors just starting their college acting careers.
Senior international business major Jonas Joseph raves about performing with this group of actors.
“This is my first collegiate play,” Joseph said. “It’s a good stress reliever, you meet a lot of cool people. The cast is amazing. I learned a lot from them.”
The play is full of abnormal roles that are not found in usual theater productions, but it helps to spice up the show.
“It has a space girl, zombies, and a mad scientist just to name a few wacky characters,” Vitorino said. “This show has something for everyone. This show is unique because it shows how all aspects of life connect. Being a part of this show has been very rewarding. It’s such a huge cast that I get to work with so many peers.”
Students enjoyed the show and with another weekend of performances from May 1-3, there is still plenty of time to see it.
“It was my first BSU play. I thought it was awesome,” said junior dual licensure special education, elementary education, and english major Katharine Trahan. “The people in the play were really talented and funny. I was laughing for the majority of the play. It was unique because of certain characters in the play including elmo, and the alien woman who came in periodically.”
Cast members recommend the play for students as more than just a regular theater production.
“There are a lot of eccentric characters in the show, so many fun personalities that are cohesive, there is so much chemistry,” Joseph said. “We had fun making it. We do it for the people.”
Molly Bello is The Comment’s Living-Arts Editor. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.