Lockhart, a double major in theatre and sociology, wrote the play as her practical comp for the completion of her theatre major.
"It's a documentary play, which is comprised of real interviews I conducted with students at Wittenberg on the topics of love, sex and relationships," Lockhart said. "I interviewed close to 30 people and chose 10 of the interviews to use in the play."
However, Lockhart said the project quickly turned into much more than a requirement for graduation.
"It's not always easy to get people to talk about these subjects, but they are such a huge part of everyone's lives," she said. "It might be refreshing to hear other people's experiences and stories, from an audience perspective."
For the writing process, Lockhart used the interviews and recorded them word-for-word into monologues.
Lockhart cites her Theatre of Reality WittSem, taught by Professor of Theatre and Dance Steve Reynolds, as inspiration for the documentary-style play.
"I immediately fell in love with the subject," Lockhart said. "I'm a double major in theatre and sociology, so this genre of theatre really tied together my two interests."
Lockhart's other inspirations included such renowned documentary plays as The Laramie Project, The Vagina Monologues and The Exonerated.
"I'm excited for the show to be produced here at Wittenberg because the perspectives of all the characters are very different, yet it will be very easy for the audience to identify with them," she said.
There are 11 student actors involved in the play: David Kabbes, class of 2010 from Springfield, Ohio, Allen-Michael Bills, class of 2010 from Indianapolis, Ind., Brad Roberts, class of 2011 from Hilliard, Ohio, Allie Persinger, class of 2010 from Washington, Ohio, Amber Bodi, class of 2010 from Grand Rapids, Ohio, Jordan Davis, class of 2011 from Springfield, Ohio, Molly Elsasser, class of 2011 from Quechee, Vt., Rayna Long, class of 2008 from Payne, Ohio, Elizabeth Chesnut, class of 2011 from Lexington, Ky., Parker Neff, class of 2011 from Prospect, Ky., and Chris Jones, class of 2010 from Middletown, Ohio. Greg Harris, class of 2008 from Eldorado, Ohio, is the stage manager, Chris Felts, class of 2008 from Bloomington, Ind., is the technical manager, Robert Navarre, class of 2008 from Norcross, Ga., is the set designer, and Andy Nash, class of 2009 from University Heights, Ohio, is the house manager.
Tickets are free and may be picked up at the box office one hour before each performance.
Written By: Rachel Morgan '08
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