“Infinite Black Suitcase” showcases a different side of Players

The audience finishes their standing ovation at the May 30th performance of “Infinite Black Suitcase.”

Nicole DeBlasi

The audience finishes their standing ovation at the May 30th performance of “Infinite Black Suitcase.”

Nicole DeBlasi, Web Managing Editor

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Performing only from May 29th to June 1st, Staples Players put on their blackbox production of “Infinite Black Suitcase.” This was the first “straight” play Players has put on in a while, meaning that there was no singing and dancing.

“It’s been a very long, interesting, and emotional process but well worth the work [we] put into it,” Joe Badion, who played Stephen Miller in the production, said.

“Infinite Black Suitcase” focuses on the different hardships of 16 people in a small Oregon town either dealing with a death or dying themselves. The darkness of the play is different than the plays Players usually performs in.

“Infinite Black Suitcase is unique because most shows that people see in players are light musicals that offer great music and comedic lines,” Jack Bowman ’15, who played Dan Hanlon, said.

An audience member, Dustyn Levenson ’14, enjoyed the play. Levenson also said that this play showed a different side of Players.

Max Liotta ’15, another audience member, believed that Players did a very nice job acting.

“I thought it was very unique because it is one of the few dramas that’s been done in the past few years and I certainly think that it more than lived up to the reputation of Staples Players,” Liotta said.

Despite the different acting style and play, Levenson believes that the play itself is really relatable and powerful, and that Players did a nice job.

“I thought it was beautifully done,” she said.

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