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By Macey Kroeger

The second semester of the school year brings the theater department’s spring plays along with it. This year, one of the plays, “Where We Are,” was written and directed by one of Concordia’s own students, sophomore Brianna Dehn.

Dehn, who is also the director of the play, said she came up with the idea for the script two years ago. She wrote her characters based on different people that she worked with at a fast food restaurant at the time. Dehn also gave a brief synopsis of the play. 

“It takes place in a fast food restaurant, and the audience members learn where all the different customers are from and where they are going,” Dehn said.

The play will take place in Concordia’s Black Box Theatre on Feb. 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. for a matinee.

Dehn expressed her love of theater and passion to continue to pursue this interest in the future.

“Ever since I wrote the play, it’s been a dream of mine to direct something like it, and I know that it won’t be the last one either,” Dehn said.

Professor Bryan Moore, head of the theater department, is the director of the second spring play Concordia is producing called “Harvey.” Playwright Mary Chase first premiered “Harvey” in the 1940s. Moore mentioned that his play will be performed later in the semester than Dehn’s.

“We are just starting to have practices for the play I’m directing,” Moore said. “I’m looking forward to seeing how it will all come together, but right now we are only in the beginning stages.”

Moore’s play will be held at Olde Glory Theatre on March 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. and March 24 at 2 p.m.

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