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The Exit Interview
January 25 – February 17, 2013
By William Missouri Downs
Directed by Ron Clark
A theatrical romp into the circus of the soul.
Inspired by a story that news reporters in Melbourne, Australia called ‘miraculous’, an infant in a baby carriage falling under a commuter train and surviving with only a scratch to the head, playwright William Missouri Downs began to question luck in a metaphysical context, writing what he calls a “philosophical comedy”.
In the play, Professor Dick Fig is suddenly fired from his untenured position. Being forced to endure a tedious exit interview with Eunice, the idealistic and religious human resources administrator, is only the beginning of Dick Fig’s troubles. An emergency alert system has just announced that a masked gunman is roaming their college campus and is quickly approaching the building where the exit interview is unraveling.
Because Eunice’s room is situated across from the cheer captain’s office, unexpected, rambunctious cheerleaders appear throughout the show, providing ample comic relief in the play. Peppered by short sketches of flash backs, mock commercials, odd conversations and other comedic jewels, the play stays excitingly thought-provoking. Theatrical effects such as projection, rock music and lights keep you at the edge of your seat. And if that isn’t enough fun, six actors play 26 wildly different characters. This is a show you’ll remember.
$28 – Adult
$25 – Over 60/Under 30
$15 – Student Rush/Youth (18 and under)
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Riverside Theatre has been entertaining audiences with diverse productions since 1981. The shows feature professional actors and range from classics to new works.