'Do You Feel Anger?' debuts Feb. 22
Actors Mikaila Orlowski, Danni Bott and Anasti Her practice for their roles in the upcoming LCC play, "Do You Feel Anger?" Photo by Chloe Gregg
By Chloe Gregg
Editor in Chief
LCC’s Performing Arts is showcasing a new adult comedy, “Do You Feel Anger?” starting Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, room 1422 of the Gannon Building.
The play, written by Mara Nelson-Greenberg, is scheduled to appear every night from Feb. 22 until Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. There is also a matinee on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.
This production is about a recently hired empathy coach at a debt collection agency, Sofia (played by Anasti Her). The employees at this agency are cold and unfeeling to everyone around them, giving Sofia a run for her money.
This play has been dubbed an “outrageous comedy” that takes a look at a world where some people’s feelings matter more than others.
According to the Program Director Paige Tufford-Dunckel, the play is recommended for adult audiences due to mature content, and is outrageously funny.
“I'm enjoying directing this play because of the absurd and outrageous humor,” Tufford-Dunckel said. “We would never hear anyone in an office or work environment say anything that comes out of these characters' mouths, but it's so fun to live in that world for an hour and a half.
“I hope audiences can relax and enjoy the play for what it is - an absurd and sometimes surreal comedy - and not be afraid to laugh! The cast is amazing, and we've been laughing all through rehearsals.”
Anasti Her, who plays “Sofia” in the play, said her character is the sound, professional voice amongst all the chaos in the office.
“She’s a really strong character that adapts to her surroundings, which makes her someone to root for,” Her said. “I think the audience will see how she’s a representation for themselves in this absurd world.
“When we realize just how badly these office people need help, we understand Sophia’s growing frustration. But under the mask of professionalism, our question is, ‘Do you feel anger?’”
For more information on the play, times and tickets, visit the website here.