Manhattanville Reid Castle In the Spring

Duchesne Center Puts on Second Improvisational Play For CAST Kids

Continuing a tradition that started in the spring, Manhattanville College's Duchesne Center for Religion and Social Justice is putting on an improvisational play to raise funds for CAST Kids trip to see a Broadway play.

"The money goes to a charity and the show is full of funny comments and drama! Who wouldn't love that?" Joey Quaranti, the male lead, said.

Love and Hate: A New Twist on Three's Company centers around three characters trying to make their dreams come true in New York City. Joshua, Sasha, and Kara come from different states and different backgrounds but with the common goal of establishing a career in the city. The three leads end up sharing a loft together in Manhattan. The show follows them as they go on different adventures with the supporting cast.

Performances will be held October 18-20 at 8:00 p.m., and October 21 at 2:00 p.m. in the Ex Theater, in Founder's Hall. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at the Duchesne Center.

Three's Company was a popular and highly rated American situational comedy, based on the British sitcom Mad About the House, that aired from 1977 to 1984. The story revolved around three single roommates: Janet Wood, Chrissy Snow and Jack Tripper, who all share Apartment 201 in a Santa Monica, California Apartment.

View the trailer for the play.

The play, written and directed by Craig Donnelly, Coordinator for the Duchesne Center, offers many laughs and creativity as the young cast brings the story to life.

"Craig Donnelly has put a lot of hard work into this play," Jeanine Strother said. "Everyone should come and see how creative he is."

The three freshmen leads, Quaranti, Strother, and Tiffany McCue are embarking on their first experiences in improvisational theatre.

"Working with improvisation is exciting, but also more intimating and often times nerve-wracking," McCue said. "I'm used to having lines to memorize and blocking to abide by, but in this type of show something different can happen every night."