Experimental Relief USC Aiken University Theatre Players

USC Aiken theater students rehearse a scene from last year's "Experimental Relief." This year's program of 10-minute plays written and directed by students will be Nov. 29-Dec. 1.

USC Aiken's University Theatre Players will present “Experimental Relief” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and 2 p.m. Dec. 2.

The performance will be in the O’Connell Theatre in USCA’s Etherredge Center. The play is for mature audiences and contains strong language and subject matter.

The performance will feature a night of 10-minute plays written and directed by USCA students. From issues with fidelity to pranks gone too far, “Experimental Relief” will provide a range of comedy and drama for all audience members to enjoy, according to a news release from the university.

Senior fine arts major Andrew Spencer will direct “Lifeboat,” written by senior fine arts major De’On Turner. Sometimes pranks can go too far, but can it ruin a marriage, according to the release.

Senior fine arts major Roy Watkins will direct “The Magic Touch,” written by senior history major Mo Pruiett. The play is the story of a girl who believes that she can kill anyone by a simple touch, so she resorts to wearing gloves all her life, according to the release.

Senior fine arts major Carlee McClary will direct “Creative Distance,” written by senior Selin Wayne. Two strangers with different sexualities meet outside of a gay club, and the two realize that they may have more in common than they think, according to the release.

December graduate Meg O’Donnell will direct “Beer Girl,” written by Walter Wykes. An alcoholic decided he’s found the girl of his dreams; the only thing is, she’s made completely out of beer cans, according to the release.

December graduate Savannah Faulkner will direct “World’s Greatest Worst Show,” written by senior fine arts major Andrew Spencer. An untalented emcee tries his best to host a theatrical show, but the stage manager has had enough, according to the release.

Larry Wood covers education for the Aiken Standard.