Happenstance by Jennifer Susic
Happenstance is a comedy about two strangers sitting next to each other on an airplane. They begin talking by chance after a spilled Coke. As they interact with each other and the lively flight attendant, pieces of each of their pasts are either blurted out or forcefully given, which makes one stranger believe he has all the solutions for the other. The two strangers are definitely on a flight they didn’t ask for, but perhaps on a flight they both need.
Bus Logic by Townsend Wright
Tony and Simian confront the familiar annoyance of their bus vanishing off the schedule with their own variety of neurosis, and find their disparate manias coming head to head. Can they handle each other? Can they handle themselves? Will they get to work on time?
The Pursuit of Happiness by Ai Ebashi
One day, a woman takes off in search of her lost happiness. But it seems that the more she looks for it, the more she can’t find it. As she gets lost in the forest, she encounters a man, who doesn’t remember ever being truly happy. ... This is a story that sheds light on the absurdity of human condition and our obsession with the idea of “happiness.”
People Like Us by Liz Johnson
LPs are spinning on the turntable, Mom’s on the phone and a romance with an older man is full of puzzles and rock ‘n’ roll dreams. She’s coming out of college and trying to find her way to the future. Who’s going to help? Which path will she take?
Throughout its existence, the Fringe Festival has been an opportunity for the diverse and multicultural voices of students. It has produced many plays by Asian American, Latino, African American, gay and lesbian writers, delving deeply and entertainingly into the many aspects of culture represented in the Theatre Arts and Creative Writing programs. Fringe has produced work by nationally and regionally prominent playwrights, including Marcus Gardley, Peter Nachtrieb, Claire Rice, Christopher Chen and Evelyn Pine.
Photo, from left: Desireé Juanes, Liz Faber and Alex Warren. Photo by Hannah Anderson.