January 30, 2014 11:46 AM

Newman to stage 24-hour Theatre Project

The Newman University Theatre Department is putting on its third annual 24-hour Theatre Project this weekend, and the finished results will be performed starting at 8 p.m. Saturday in the campus’ Jabara Flexible Theatre inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center. Newman faculty, students and staff who meet at 6 p.m. on Friday will be randomly assigned to teams, each one consisting of a director, playwright and actors. At 8 p.m., they’ll begin writing a plays that are supposed to be approximately 10-minutes long. They’ll begin rehearsing the plays at 8 a.m. Saturday then begin performing them in front of a live audience at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets to the play performances are $2, and proceeds will benefit Newman’s Sloppy Joe Improv Troupe.

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