AIDS Benefit: Come See Jon and Emma Get Naked

Posted by Joanne Schwartzberg

"This isn't material one would expect to see in a chapel," director Kevin Berry '15 said of his show "Come See Jon and Emma Get Naked," staged for the AIDS Benefit Club.

The play is an evening of one-act plays by playwright Chris Durang. Berry was drawn to this work because of its eccentricity. "He is not afraid to go balls to the wall," Berry said of Durang's work.

The one-act plays cover a wide variety of issues, including self-esteem, job loss and HIV/AIDS. With this play, Berry hopes to explore the idea of judgment and what causes us to judge other people.

The show stars Emma Bridges '14 and Jon Lemay '15. They both agree that the show has been fun for them to be a part of. Both actors play eight different roles over the course of the show and they have enjoyed finding the intricacies and quirks of each character.

Berry asks the audience to come with an open mind, expect to laugh and to consider the question of why we make fun of people.

Reservations are not required. However, seating is limited. Performances are at 8 p.m. on March 23 and 24 in Wilson Chapel. Tickets are free, and donations to the Saratoga HIV/AIDS Coalition are encouraged.

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