Ithaca College Theatre to Present 'Mere Mortals'

ITHACA, NY – Ithaca College Theatre will conclude the fall semester with David Ives’ “Mere Mortals.” Performances will run in the Clark Theatre in Dillingham Center on Dec. 3, 5, 6 and 7 at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinee performances on Dec. 7 and 8.

Ticket prices for “Mere Mortals” range from $5.50 to $11 and are on sale at the Dillingham Center box office, open noon-5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or by calling (607) 274-3224.

Ives, a Yale School of Drama graduate and former Guggenheim Fellow, has had works both on and off-Broadway. Like Ives’ previous plays “All in the Timing and Venus in Fur,” the plot’s main mover is language. When director Greg Bostwick was asked why he chose this work, he stated, “There is something for everyone in ‘Mere Mortals’ as the characters pursue their dreams of an existence that transcends the banality of everyday living.” Whether watching mayflies engage on a first date or three constructions workers reveal their hidden (famous) identities, “Mere Mortals” takes the audience into a world that is larger than their own.

The “Mere Mortals” production team includes scenic designer Samantha Adamson ’15, lighting designer Steve TenEyck, costume designer Rhiannon Randall ’15 and sound designer Ezra Chamberlain ’15. Travis Coxson ’15 is the stage manager and Alexander Pitt ’14 is the technical director. The assistant director is Eliot Cohen ’14.

The cast of “Mere Mortals” includes Malika Cherifi ’17, Devon Cox ’15, Jordan Friend ’16, Briana Ford ’16, Coleman Hemsath ’15, Stephen Humes ’14, Matthew Madden ’15, Joseph Pietropaolo ’14, Matt Ryan ’16, Alanna Smith ’14, Emily Viancourt ’14 and Cameron Wenrich ’17.

A nationally recognized professional theatre-training program, the Department of Theatre Arts attracts students from across the globe. Throughout the school year, undergraduate students present all aspects of theatre in a professional model. Visit theatre/mainstage/ for further information.

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Dillingham Center accommodates all patrons. Individuals with special needs are asked to contact (607) 274-3224 to request accommodations as soon as possible.

Ithaca College Theatre will conclude the fall semester with "Mere Mortals." Photo credit: Sheryl Sinkow