Apr. 26, 2012

'Eye of the Coconut' : 4/26-4/28

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GENseng, Geneseo's Asian American Performance Ensemble, presents its first full-length, fully-produced student-directed production, "EYE OF THE COCONUT," Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27 at 7pm and on Saturday, April 28 at 2 pm. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased online or at the Brodie Box Office.

 Dominick Cirruzzi plays the beleaguered and much put-upon Dad who is surrounded by a household of daughters he can't seem to understand: Amy Bishop as Suzie (who runs the risk of arousing Dad's ire by becoming involved on the sly with Alexander Dee in the role of the decidedly not Filipino American Owen), Ronnie Chow as Edie (who runs the risk of arousing Dad's ire by resisting a match with Jared Cortez as the wise-cracking but charming Petey Aguasito), and Hui-Min Chia as Pammie (who learns that falling in love with a Roman Catholic priest may not be her best romantic bet). Joanne Lam is Dad's long-suffering but supportive wife, and Erin Mae Andres is the New Jersey-born, "Tahitian" dancer who accompanies Dad on his musical gigs. Samuel White as bar owner Horace Gromski provides humor with his inability to refrain from consistently putting both feet in his mouth.

EYE OF THE COCONUT is directed by sophomore Kimberly R. Olsen, with a stage management team headed by Elizabeth McDermott, along with Katherine Mandracchia and Meghan Sexton. Ray Ferreira designed costumes, professor Johnnie Ferrell designed lights, and professor Randy Kaplan designed sound.