‘Three Postcards’ performance reins in dozens of play lovers

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Iqueena Hollis

Staff Writer

Dozens of students, family and friends came to see the Department of Theatre production of “Three Postcards” at three performances this weekend in the Studio Theatre in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts.

The musical drama, based on a book written by Craig Lucas, with music and lyrics by Craig Carnelia, takes place in a small, trendy restaurant in Greenwich Village. The main characters, Big Jane, Little Jane and K.C., are a group of friends who meet up for dinner and end up taking a trip down memory lane.

“The actresses were great,” said Carlisa Ward, senior at UWF. “I was really impressed by how they shifted into character so fluently when doing reflections and memories.”

“I can always tell that the students work really hard to bring us great performances,” said Lauren Hercules, also a senior at UWF. “They bring the characters to life, and I think that’s why I’m always so eager to come see the plays they have.”

But if you missed it, don’t worry; three more performances are on tap for next weekend: 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are free for students. Because of adult themes, this production may not be suitable for children. Also, because of the configuration of seating in the Studio Theatre, there is no late seating.

The theater department will also present “A Christmas Carol” on Dec. 4-13. Next semester, “Oklahoma!” will be performed Feb. 19-28, 2016. and “On The Verge” will be staged April 8-17, 2016.

Tickets prices for all CFPA plays are: Adults: $16; senior citizens/active military: $12; UWF faculty/staff and non-UWF students, $10; children, $5; and UWF students, free. Tickets can be purchased online here, at the CFPA box office or at the Commons service desk.