Recent Tragic Events

Recent Tragic Events

Recent Tragic Events by Craig Wright

Directed by Sean Dooley
February 16 – 20, 2022
Coleman Black Box Theater, CSB

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It is September 12th, 2001; the setting is the Minneapolis apartment of Waverly, a young advertising executive. Soon to venture on a blind date amidst the television news coverage of the September 11th attacks, Waverly becomes preoccupied when she discovers that her twin sister, Wendy, a student in New York, has not been heard from. Waverly reassures herself that Wendy had no reason to be at the World Trade Center. As the evening unfolds, Waverly and her blind date, Andrew, an airport bookstore manager, realize that they are connected by a succession of bizarre coincidences. As Waverly awaits word on Wendy, the date is complicated by visits from her crazed-musician neighbor, Ron, and his girlfriend, Nancy, and a startling visit from Waverly’s great aunt, Joyce Carol Oates—played by a sock puppet.

Audition Information

Auditions will be held during the first week of classes, Spring 2022. More information on audition requirments, dates and times will be updated soon.

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Mark Hennigs
Chair, Theater Department