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Posted on March 23, 2015

Two students act out a scene from Love @ First Plight. Love @ First Plight
8 p.m. April 2-3, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 4
Gerald and Carolyn Blaney Theatre, Steele Hall

A college love triangle is at the heart of “Love @ First Plight,” onstage April 2-4 in the Gerald and Carolyn Blaney Theatre in Steele Hall.

The play puts a modern spin on a Shakespearean-style comedy as four college freshmen find themselves flirting with the ideas of fate and love at first sight.

Audience members watch as the characters discover their own personal insecurities and the importance of first impressions while they search for love and happiness.  

The play is written by Drew Aloe and produced by the Department of Theatre and Dance. The performance contains subject matter that may not be suitable young children.

The cast includes Theatre and Dance majors Katie Cerda of Greensburg, Pa. (“Flow”), Jake Reed of Biglervile, Pa. (“Spools”) Tristan Gould of Fredericktown, Pa. (“Rich”), Autumn James of Ellwood City, Pa.(“Daisy”) and  social science major Shylyn Prentice of Philadelphia, Pa. (“Phil”).   
Students Emily Lorence of Bridgeville, Pa.) and Kellee Cohlhepp of Elizabeth, Pa. handle the duties of director and stage manager, respectively.

Curtain time is 8 p.m. April 2-3, with shows at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 4.

Cost is $12 for adults, seniors and children. Cal U students with valid CalCards pay 50 cents, plus a $5 deposit that is refunded at the show.

Meet the playwright

Playwright Drew Aloe holds an open talk with the production's director, actors, designers and technicians at 2 p.m. April 3 in the Blaney Theatre, and again after the 8 p.m. performance on April 3.

The campus community and the public are welcome to attend.

Get tickets

For ticket information, or to charge tickets by phone, call the Steele Box Office at 724-938-5943.