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BUCHNER PLAY HAS ANOTHER ENDING
FOR LC STUDENTS, PROF
LEWISTON - "Woyczech" opens this week in the Silverthorne Theatre on the LCSC
campus. The play is a psycho-thriller written by Georg Buchner, in 1836. It is considered
one of the first of modern era plays. Buchner died before completing the script, leaving
the play open to numerous interpretations and rearrangements.
Lewis-Clark State professor L.D. Lang is directing the play, which features LCSC students
in his own interpretation of the Buchner's work. Lane reconstructed the script and wrote
his own ending--which is being carefully guarded. "I added a scene that resolves the
play in the way I interpreted it," he said. Rehearsals have stopped short of the
ending, leaving any answers strictly for the audience.
"Woyczech" tells the story of a man "trapped in his own mind." Trying
to make money, the title character is a test subject in an experiment. The experiment
requires him to adhere to a strange, restricted diet, the physical and psychological
effects of which are monitored by a doctor.
The play presents life in an abstract way; however, Lane expects it to have a strong
audience appeal. "Woyczech" runs November 1st through the 3rd and November 8th
through the 10th. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free for LCSC students
and $4 for the general public.