Have you ever wanted to know what women sit around and talk about? Come and find out at Mount Marty College’s run of the off-Broadway comedy “A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking,” written by John Ford Noonan and featuring music by Loudon Wainwright III.

In this two-woman play, Maude has to contend with new nosey neighbor from Texas, Hannah Mae, who is trying to befriend Maude at any cost. The result is a hilariously unconventional relationship that will either result in the friendship of a lifetime or a chaotic mess.  

“The play is light-hearted and a thrill to be in,” said actor Samantha Soukup, a sophomore majoring in nursing at Mount Marty. “This play is about two women who are finding who they are while building a friendship.”

But audiences will not experience this play in a traditional way. Instead, Mount Marty College is bringing the audience up onto the Marian Auditorium stage, only a couple of feet away from the pair of actors, to fully immerse them into the story.

“There’s lots of details that you wouldn’t see in a normal show, such as a working stove that we will use to cook real food,” says actor Elita Eastman, a freshman performing arts major at MMC. “Anywhere you sit, you’ll see a different show!”

This play is the second show in Mount Marty’s 2019-2020 theatre season. For students at Mount Marty, the active theatre season enables them a wealth of opportunities to gain hands-on experiences in acting, directing and design that may be carried forward to a future career or help them serve their community through the arts.

Sponsored by Linda’s Angel Crossing, “A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking” will run from Feb. 7-9 for a total of four shows — 7:30 p.m. performances on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Due to the unique style of the show, seating is limited to 140 per performance. Call 605-668-1234 or order your tickets online at www.mountmarty.edu/boxoffice.

The play is rated PG-13.

 

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