Written and performed in 24 hours – The Lion’s Roar


Courtesy of Alpha Psi Omega

Actors from all seven scenes gather for a photo on stage after the performance. Each scene was written and then rehearsed in 24 hours.

Alpha Psi Omega held its 24-hour theatrical show on September 24 at 7 p.m. at the Student Union Theater. The performance was made up of seven individual storylines, each representing one of the seven deadly sins.

All scripts were written, learned and performed within 24 hours of the performance

When guests arrived, they were given the option to purchase concessions, a rose for a cast member, or raffle tickets for one of three prizes on offer. Prizes consisted of two “Rocky Horror Picture Show” tickets and a goblet, two “The Way We Say Goodbye” tickets, or a Halloween-themed gift basket with a $5 coupon.

APO officers introduced the performance, congratulating the playwrights, directors, cast and crew for achieving their goal of a fully completed play in 24 hours.

The producers and APO crew greet the audience upon arrival and offer them the opportunity to purchase concessions, a rose for the cast, or enter the raffle contest. (Kaitlyn Keppler)

Madison McHugh, director of ‘The Lust Connection’ script, said: “It was really intense. It was really high energy, which has to be, every time you do something where you literally have the material at 7 am I would do it again though.

Some of the scripts included interaction with the audience, whether it was running down the aisles, moving spectators out of their seats, or bringing people onto the stage to be on stage.

“The Game of Greed” storyline brought viewers onto the stage to be judged for the petty thefts they committed. It was the only script for the play that had not been written in advance and was completely improvised.

Brooke Saunier, an actress from ‘The Game of Greed’, said: “It was very crazy considering ours was mostly improv. There was a glitch in the system for our script, and the writer is in New Zealand so he couldn’t send us another one, but we did and we got through it.

All the performers took the stage for a final salute and group photos to celebrate their performance.

Carsyn Avegno, President of APO, said: “Tonight went very well. We had a full light and sound show and it was seven full ten minute shows so it couldn’t have gone better.


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