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COCK's Coming Up

03.22.16

Joshua White


The Cardboard Alley Players (CAP) theatre production this year is a play called COCK.


It is being directed by Chase O’Neill and the Stage Manager is Brandan Fielding. Every year a play is chosen by CAP along with a director and stage manager. COCK was recommended by alumni Roderick Coffey, who worked as the theatre intern last year.


The cast consists of John, played my Nigel Mease, M, played by Tom Dwyer, W, played by Allison Roach, and F, the father of M. who is played by Casey Holmberg.


The play centers on John, who recently broke up with M. He then falls in love with the woman W. John is forced to choose at a dinner party, where M and W fight it out.


According to O’Neil, COCK was chosen as the play this year “because it speaks on a very human level as to the nature of love, relationships, guilt, and choices. It wasn’t just chosen because of its striking name.”


When asked what their favorite thing about COCK was Fielding replied “I like it’s simplicity and the way it focuses on interactions between people.”


O’Neil said “I love the challenge of staging this piece. There are no stage directions and little punctuation so the emphasis is placed on understanding the honest and visceral language to inform the staging. This will be a feat to put on but it’s going up.”


The production will be staged on May 5, 6, and 7 at 7 pm in the Lab Theatre in the Basement of Bresee Hall. Order your tickets ahead of time so you don’t miss your chance to see Cardboard Alley Player’s production of COCK.