College of DuPage Student Theater presents Douglas Post’s psychological thriller “Earth and Sky” Thursday, Oct. 9, through Sunday, Oct. 26, in the Studio Theatre of the McAninch Arts Center on the Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays.
Sara’s somewhat passive life as a poet and part-time librarian is upended when her lover of 10 weeks, David, is found dead. Unwilling to accept a closed case that depicts David as a kidnapper, rapist and killer, Sara launches her own investigation to find the killer.
For director Carl Lindberg, “Earth and Sky” lends itself to a unique seating within the performance space that allows audience members to inhabit the set. Based in Chicago in the 1980s, the production employs movable set pieces to create for audience members the same feelings of misdirection and uncertainty as the lead character.
“Sara thinks she sees things clearly, but the more she travels through the play, she realizes she doesn’t necessarily know what she thought she did,” he said. “Having the audience move about the space gives a truly immersive experience that flows well with the script as Sara uncovers the truth.”
Tickets to “Earth and Sky” are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and youth.
A pre-show discussion with Lindberg and designers is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 9. A post-show discussion with the cast and crew is set for Friday, Oct. 17.