Students to perform in coming-of-age play

first_imgThe debut performance of Notre Dame’s film, television and theatre department’s production of “I and You” takes place Wednesday at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC).Courtesy of Carys Karesny The play by Lauren Gunderson, recently named the “most-produced playwright in America” by American Theatre magazine, follows the adventures of 17-year old Caroline, a young girl confined to her room due to illness, and her unexpected friendship with her classmate, Anthony.Senior Mary Patano, who plays Caroline in the production, said the best part about her role is getting to play a character who is “so authentically herself.”“Caroline makes up for her physical weakness with an overactive use of language, specifically using sarcasm and self-deprecation to make herself feel better,” Patano said. “What I like most about Caroline is that she is kind of unlikeable. She’s annoying in the way most 17-year-olds are, and can be a little bit of a brat sometimes. But this is juxtaposed by her passion for photography, Elvis and waffle fries.”Patano said this play in particular is incredibly applicable to the lives of young adults. She said the story of Caroline and Anthony demonstrate two people who were wary of each other initially but bonded more strongly with each new discovery about the other.“I think it’s important to tell the story that when you get to know people and look past what you initially see or think you see, you have the chance to form a relationship you never thought possible,” Patano said.“I and You” is relatable in that a lot of the worries and anxieties felt by young adults materialize on stage, Patano said.“We’re on the cusp of real responsibilities, and oftentimes feeling so much pressure to succeed in what is expected of us we forget we’re supposed to be having fun along the way, and that’s what this play does,” Patano said. “It reminds everyone to keep in tune to the stupid silly things that we love and will be with us even as we grow up,” she said.The two-person show — which also stars junior Eric Ways as Anthony — has been challenging, Patano said, because the two actors have essentially memorized an entire play between them.“This was pretty daunting at the beginning of the process, but since we’ve been running it we’ve gotten a chance to feel how everything fits together for the first time, which has been pretty cool,” Patano said.Patano said during her time at Notre Dame she has realized that a lot of the art can feel like “a stretch” for students. She said there’s a geographical challenge as well, since DPAC is so far from where most people live, and often walking to the venue to watch a play you’re unsure about can seem like a large request.“I believe ‘I and You’ is the perfect combination of quirky teenage comedy blended with the sincerity and fear of what happens when you grow up, and will be something students will be excited to see,” she said. “I promise, it’ll be worth the walk.”Tags: DPAClast_img read more

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‘Bids are coming in for €40m man,’ warns Palermo president

first_img Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal target Paulo Dybala Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has told Juventus to hurry up if they want to win the race for Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal target Paulo Dybala.The striker is attracting interest from several clubs around Europe and is expected to be on the move this summer after scoring 12 goals in Serie A this season.Italian champions Juventus are one of the clubs in for the 21-year-old, but Palermo president Zamparini has told them to make their move quick or risk losing out.“I’ve received concrete offers for Dybala,” Zamparini told Gr Parlamento.“I was offered €30m by two clubs, but I said that I want €40m. I even got [an offer] for [Franco] Vazquez and Dybala together.“Juventus? Yes, they could take him [Dybala]. I’m in contact with [Juventus general manager Giuseppe] Marotta, I know they’re interested, but they must hurry, there are other teams after him.“After Easter I’ll meet Dybala’s agent who is working hard for the lad’s future. Will he remain in Italy? It’s 50-50 at the moment.” 1last_img read more

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Sharks’ Joe Pavelski not playing, but still helping

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — It’s unclear when captain Joe Pavelski might be able to return to the Sharks lineup. Coach Pete DeBoer said Monday, though, that Pavelski has made contributions in other ways.Pavelski has been out since the third period Game 7 of the Sharks’ first round series against the Vegas Golden Knights. But DeBoer said Pavelski has been able to help him by giving a player’s perspective on games and also with line …last_img

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Bafana captain calls for support

first_img18 January 2013The support of South African fans will be crucial to the success of the national team’s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) campaign, says Bafana Bafana captain Bongani Khumalo.South Africa kicks off the 29th edition of the tournament against Cape Verde at the National Stadium in Nasrec, just outside Soweto, at 6pm on Saturday.There was good news for the hosts when midfield kingpin Kagisho Dikgacoi returned to full training on Thursday after missing out on training on Monday and Tuesday. He joined the rest of his teammates on Wednesday and finished Thursday’s session without any complaints.‘With you every minute of the game’Captain Khumalo talked up the advantage of home support at a packed media conference in Johannesburg on Thursday, saying: “That is the advantage you have when you are playing on home soil. You have the fans right there with you every minute of the game, and on behalf of the team I would like to thank all the supporters who have come out to support us, we appreciate the faith and the confidence they have shown in us.“The atmosphere South African supporters always create is world class and absolutely unbelievable,” Khumalo said, “and it can inspire every player to go beyond his potential, so coming to this game on Saturday with 90 000 fans is very special.“You never know when you will have this opportunity again, and we want to make the most of it.”Coach Gordon Igesund said that playing in the continent’s biggest football tournament was motivation enough for his players to do well.‘Everybody is excited’“Playing for your country in front of a full house in the opening game of Afcon is enough to push the players to deliver. Everybody is excited about that, and they are jumping out of their skin to get onto the field – I believe they are ready for this.”As for pressure, the Bafana Bafana mentor said it was part of the game. “There is pressure for every single coach in this tournament. If there is a coach who tells you he is not under pressure, he is not telling the truth.“But it is the kind of pressure that we can handle, the type that is exciting, the type of pressure that you are hosting the tournament and you want to do well and make the country proud,” Igesund said.RankingOn a positive note, Bafana Bafana moved up two places in the latest Fifa World Rankings. However, their ranking of 85th in the world and 22nd in Africa underlines just how much they will need to lift their game to excel in the Africa Cup of Nations.South Africa is in Group A and, apart from Cape Verde, will also face Angola and Morocco. The match against Angola takes place at the Moses Mahbida Stadium in Durban on 23 January. The stadium will also host the game against Morocco on 27 January.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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