North Platte Community College's theater department will present "2020: A Year of Absurdity" Nov. 1-2.
The play will be offered through a free livestream at 7:30 p.m. each night on the college's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MPCCedu.
The production will feature six short plays from the Theatre of the Absurd as well as selections from NPCC's music department.
The plays will include works from Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Edward Albee, Eugène Ionesco and others. The plays are intentionally ambiguous, allowing viewers to draw different meanings from them.
"Plays from the "Theatre of the Absurd" focus on existentialism ideas and express what happens when human existence lacks meaning or purpose and communication breaks down," said Ritch Galvan, NPCC theater instructor. "They are purposely nonsensical. Logical construction and argument give way to irrational and illogical speech and uncertain conclusions. I thought because of the events of the year, presenting these works could give an insight into our experiences."
The cast members for the production consist of Dylan Rogge, of Fairbury; Desaray Schwarz, of Cozad; Chris Terry, of Grant; Allison Thalken, of Ringgold and Wendi Stover, of North Platte.