On October 5-9, Pace Studio 501 kicks off their fall 2011 season with The Treatment, Eve Ensler’s attack on the trials and tribulations of the “new” rules of the Iraq war, and the many harsh implications that soldiers face to honor their country.
Directed by Pace student Dondre Stuetley and starring Lauren Elizabeth Morra and Patrick Pribyl, performances will be held at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, in Room W501 of One Pace Plaza.
The play centers around two people involved in a web of twisted values, hidden fears, and a power struggle between what is right and what is wrong. After returning back from the war, Rank is assigned periodic treatment with a psychiatrist, Sergeant. It is in these periodic “treatments” that his belief in war is tested, as he uncovers the dark past that continues to haunt him. This play examines the harsh accounts perpetrated during war, and questions who’s to blame for the repercussions soldiers face when being forced to commit horrible acts of slaughter.
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Studio 501, the student-run theatre at Pace, exploded onto the Pace theatre scene in October of 2008 with Neil LeBute’s Bash, and has become a praised staple of University theatre life since. Students direct, act, design, manage, and produce published and student-written plays and musicals, creating a unique, hands-on experience.