Play offers audience wine, life experience

“Communion,” written and directed by Missouri Southern assistant professor of theatre, Tim Klein debuted Tuesday in the Bud Walton Black Box Theatre. When Klein heard there would be mostly actresses for his cast he knew he had his work cut out for him.

“I read…a bunch of plays about women, and I didn’t like any of them so I decided to write my own with many, many main characters; female characters,” he said.

The play follows a group of women who get together to support each other in times of need. Sharing woes and finding the joy of  a good wine, these women share their life stories, and along the way find the best version of themselves. Of the characters, six of seven are women, leaving Klein to look for inspiration close by. The lead character     Jane was based off blogs written by his friend Jane Andrea Noles. Jane was played by Ashley Trotnic, senior theatre major.

“What I want isn’t really as important as what they take away from it. I want them to leave with perhaps hope,” Klein said.

“I hope people come see it because it is something hasn’t been done around here before.”

“Communion” will play until Saturday, Sept. 17 begining at 7:30 p.m. in Bud Walton Black Box Theatre, with ticket prices $3 for general admission and $1 for both seniors and high school students. “Communion” is rated as mature.