Xavier Players have been selected to perform in the regional competition for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Their November production of Spooky Dog & The Teenage Gang Mysteries by Eric Pliner & Amy Rhodes, directed by Tracy Macmorine, was attended by Festival judges, who informed the University of the honor Sunday evening.
This is only the third time the Xavier Players have entered a production in the competition. They will compete at Michigan State University on January 6 at 11:00 pm, against productions from other schools in Region 3, which covers, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan.
On Monday, January 3 at 5:00 pm, the actors and crew will perform the play gratis for a local audience one last time before the competition. After the performance, a reception and pep rally will send the competitors on their way.
“Spooky” is an adults-only twist on the Saturday morning cartoon – not for children. The detective dog and his far-out hippie friend and their gang set out to solve the mystery of the missing pop culture icon at a creepy country fair run by a sinister couple. Audience participation and improvisation added to the fun at the November shows.