An original play “Couples Therapy,” featuring Thomas College students, will be showcased on October 13 at 7 p.m. and on October 14 at 1 pm in the Ayotte Auditorium at Thomas College.
This free event supports the Thomas Players, the College’s drama club.
The play was written and directed by Waterville local Paul P. Barnes.
“Couples Therapy” showcases three couples that are all in completely different situations. The Blind Date features Couple #1 Joaquin and Alice, played by third-year student and Fort Kent native Christo Naranja and Sofia Andree who is also in her third year and is from Lewiston, Maine. These two are meeting in person for the first time. Joaquin is a mellow hipster, while Alice is a very smart career woman. The audience is left with their own opinions about whether or not these two will make it.
The Engagement features Couple #2 Patrick and Lizzie, played by second-year student and York-native Stevo Reid and first-year student Lia Johnson who is from Orrington, Maine. The chemistry between these two is palpable. This is probably the funniest engagement you will ever see.
Finally, the Break Up features Couple #3 William and Sara, played by third-year student and Brunswick native Ross Munn and first-year student Dianna Nicholas of Princeton, Maine. These two play an older couple that have been together for 25 years and have decided to break up.
Meanwhile, second-year student Cassidy French from Deep River, Connecticut, who plays the very busy waitress constantly explaining why the restaurant was named Therapy, is waiting on all three couples.
“Rarely do you see a play where all actors are directly connected to each other,” said Director Paul Barnes. “When you watch the show, you are watching one moment in time, but you’re watching it three times in a row.”
Barnes said he’s excited because the concept hasn’t been done before, and it will definitely make it interesting for the audience – plus, the student actors are incredible.
The event is free and open to the public.
About Thomas College: Founded in 1894, Thomas College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs ranging from business, entrepreneurship, and technology, to education, criminal justice, and psychology. Its Guaranteed Job Program, the first of its kind in the nation, is built on students’ academic, career, and leadership preparation. Thomas is also home to the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation and the Center for Innovation in Education. Money Magazine recently ranked Thomas 23rd in the Country for adding the most value to their degrees, and data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas in the top 15 percent of all colleges and universities in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates. For more information, visit www.thomas.edu or contact MacKenzie Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-859-1313.