USJ’s acting troupe, Queenes Companye, will present the Wickedly Witty One-Acts from Thursday, Nov. 16, through Saturday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m., in the Hoffman Auditorium of Bruyette Athenaeum on the University’s West Hartford campus.
Throughout its history, Queenes Companye – led by faculty advisor Mark Zelinsky, Ph.D., associate professor of English and chair of the department of English – has provided a creative outlet for a wide variety of individuals. From USJ students and alumni to faculty and staff, seasonal performances bring together members of the community to create something bigger than themselves.
“We’ve always attempted to make it a communal activity,” remarked Zelinsky. “I think it’s a wonderful way to bring the whole community together.”
For the fall production, Wickedly Witty One-Acts – consisting of Christopher Durang’s “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You,” Lynn Nottage’s “Poof!,” and John Wooten’s “The Role of Della” – will offer a comic take on nuns, battered wives, and actresses empowering themselves through unusual and unorthodox methods.
Admission is free and the performances are open to the public.