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"Service" - A Play Written and Directed by Jesse Paulsen '09


Service, a play written and directed by Jesse Paulsen '09 for this year's E. Clyde Lutton '66 Memorial Fund For The Performing Arts, premiered on Thursday April 16th at 8 p.m.

Service, a play written and directed by Jesse Paulsen for this year's E. Clyde Lutton '66 Memorial Fund For The Performing Arts, premiered on Thursday April 16th at 8 p.m. The play stars seniors Jacob Carroll, Merrie Bentley, Ali King, Waldean Nelson, Joseph Bernardoni, Musa Hamideh, and Jack Meaney in addition to sophomore Sharada Tolton and freshman Lucian Grand.

Subsequent performances were on Friday April 17th at 8 p.m., Saturday April 18th at 6:30 p.m., Saturday April 18th and Sunday April 19th, both at 2 p.m.

All performances will be in the Blackbox Theatre in the basement of the Haverford College Dining Center. Running time is approximately 90 minutes with a 10 minute intermission.

About the Play

A dark comedy that dabbles in both farce and melodrama, Service follows fictional Bryn Mawr School of Social Work student Ramsay Kay in his quest to write a dissertation ("...to save the world") on criminal rehabilitation.  Funded by a prestigious grant, Ramsay's research takes him into the world of court-ordered community service -- first as an observer, but eventually as a participant.

Two broken noses later (one his own), Ramsay, an only-child from a white upper-middle class family, is in way over his head -- though it is there that he finally finds company.

Originally posted at: http://www.haverford.edu/news/stories/18821/11