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OSU students to put on “No Future” at Common Fields

Jules Wood
Students rehearse for “No Future” in the Gladys Valley Gymnastics Center on Feb. 8.

Oregon State University students are putting on a play next week at Common Fields in Corvallis for the first show of the new season of OSU theater.

This year, OSU students are getting the ball running with a production of the original OSU student-written play titled No Future. The play will run from Feb. 14 through 17 at 8:30 p.m.

According to director Miranda Lenore, the play is about two friends who were punk rockers in the 70s being reunited. The only problem is they’re dead. The friends are given the opportunity – by their old band manager – to be reincarnated together. The play revolves around their decision process, which involves reliving old memories.

“So I like to think of it as a play about taking all of the good with the bad and finding your people, your person in the midst of all of the things that life can throw at you,” Lenore said.

According to Lenore, the playwright, Sophia Brown, was inspired by a deep, profound love of 1970’s punk as well as the desire to explore what a friendship looks like between two people that have been “put through the ringer.”

Lenore went on to say that, though there have been many hiccups in production – particularly the January ice storm – directing the play has been a unique experience for her.

“So we were supposed to have a little bit more time in the rehearsal room,” Lenore said. “But we didn’t have casting until Jan. 21 and 22. So between the initial auditions, which of course is prior to actors getting scripts in their hands, and opening night is… a little less than a month.”

Lenore went on to say that working hand-in-hand with the live playwright and watching the small cast of three actors rise to the challenge of this brand new play has been “an enormous honor.”

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