• Jerusalem Tukura

Campus Players presents ‘Laugh Out Loud (cry quietly)’

MSU students (from the left) Kaylee Capp and Tessa Stewart rehearse for the upcoming play, "Laugh Out Loud (cry quietly)."  Photo by Jerusalem Tukura

The play, “Laugh Out Loud (cry quietly),” is a whimsical story written by Stacie Lents in 2014. Maddie Thompson, a Minot State University senior in theatre arts, pitched the play to Campus Players as the club’s fall production. Club members chose the play, and Thompson to direct it, because the story is funny and seems relatable to most people growing up in this century.

The story is about the ups and downs of online dating and follows the experience of 19 young adults.

“They all go through different scenarios,” Thompson said. “Some of them are on their very first date, some of them are finding success, and some of them have just been on the worst date of their life."

The play runs Dec. 7-9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Aleshire Theater. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, and $5 for seniors, MSU students, and children. This production is not free for MSU community members as ticket sales go to the club.

"It is the only show we charge admission for the whole year because it's our fundraiser,” Thompson said.

The funds made from the show will be used to sponsor Campus Players’ upcoming trip to the regional Kennedy Center for American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) in Des Moines, Iowa.

"The play is a heartfelt comedy. It's not dense or hard to understand,” Thompson said. “You can come and sit down for two hours and laugh and have a good time.”

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