Central Christian College will be presenting “Public Domain: A New Play” by local artist, author and playwright L. David Hesler of Kansas City.
Central Christian College will be presenting "Public Domain: A New Play" by local artist, author and playwright L. David Hesler of Kansas City.
The performances will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29 in Greer Auditorium.
The performances are a part of a fundraising event to raise money for two new microphones. Admittance to the production is free; all that is asked is a donation if you so feel.
"Public Domain" is a comedic marathon, pitting actors against the unknown, as they race to finish the play at all cost. Author L. David Hesler's inspiration was drawn from the art of slapstick and Choose-Your-Own Adventure books.
The idea came to him 10 years ago, while working on a production with Chris Gates, now the director at Central Christian College.
The two began to work on the production together, with Hesler working on the dialogue and acting as the main creative force, while Gates would share ideas and guide the process along.
"It's amazing to see something you've worked on for so long finally make it to the stage," Gates said.
"I am sure if you look at me during some part of the production, I might be crying, because it's so great to see it happen."
Hesler was excited to not only have written the script, but also a majority of the music that will be used during the performance.
On the surface, "Public Domain" is the story reminiscent of Thortnon Wilder's "Out Town," but underneath it's a twisted labyrinth of comedy, horror and romance.
Who are the actors, what is the real story, and was the guy in the front row really picking his nose are all questions you will struggle with during a night of side-splitting humor. Not convinced? You be the judge and vote as the night progresses.