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Generalprobe to Perform in the Ruscio Center for Global Learning

— by on March 15th, 2017

Generalprobe, the German student language drama group at Washington and Lee University, will perform two one-act comedies written and directed by the students, on March 19 and March 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the atrium of the Center for Global Learning.  Admission is free and open to the public.

This is how the student authors describe their plays:

“Sheriff Scherehände,” (Sheriff Scissorhands), follows the escapades of a sheriff in the German Wild West. Not only has our sheriff lost his town to a bandit and his assistant, Bruno, but also his pride and integrity as a defender of the innocent against criminal scum.

Will the sheriff be able to retake his town from the bandit and Bruno? Will he reclaim his self-worth, or will he be destined to wander the arid deserts of Saxony pathetically for the rest of his days?

The second play is “Romance, heartbreak, baking and breaking news.” In this play, the glory that is Washington and Lee student tradition melds bombastically with the German language and the rapid-fire, nonsensical humor of college students. Throughout the course of the performance, important, possibly existential questions are raised, and answered, through the medium of theatre.

Life’s largest quandaries are discussed. What happens when someone walks through the center columns of Graham-Lees… and survives with his grades intact? What do you do if you find a dead Cadaver? How would you react to the president streaking the colonnade? You may not know, and, in all honestly, neither do we, but you can guarantee that our answers to these questions will make you question why you didn’t think of our answer.