By Hutch Pimentel
Three weeks ago a preview of the plays for this quarter appeared in the Index. Since then our casts and crews have been hard at work, preparing for our performances. Two of the shows, Does This Woman Have a Name? & 4.48 Psychosis, are premiering this week. However, since the recent tragedy our campus suffered with the loss of Noah Kokoszka, the lens through which my play, 4.48 Psychosis, will be viewed has changed drastically.
Unfortunately, this tragedy was completely unforeseeable when I began to work on this show almost a year ago. Although this production is in no way in response or commentary on Noah’s death, there will undoubtedly be parallels drawn. I only wish that this production can be a productive part of our campus’s discussion on suicide and loss.
I am sincerely sorry for any distress that this production may cause close friends of Noah’s, and I completely understand if you do not wish to come to the show. If, however, you are interested in seeing this show there are shows Thursday at 7:30, Friday and Saturday at 8, and Sunday at 2. Following Thursday and Sunday’s shows there will be discussions led by myself and some faculty members for those wishing stay and discuss the plays. I hope to see you there!