Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) Arts and Humanities performed Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer, Saturday.
The play is a one-act comedy that involves the use of different lighting scenarios to help tell the story. Mark Davio played the main character, Brindsley Miller, who spends the play replacing items he “borrowed” from a neighbor’s apartment before the neighbor discovers the items are missing.
Brindsley must move the objects in the dark, as a blown fuse has caused the power to go out in his building. Brindsley’s attempts to move the objects are impeded by visits from friends and his girlfriend’s father. The audience can see everything that is going on, while the characters remain “in the dark.”
The play was sponsored by Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR). Members of Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) sold concessions at the beginning of the event.
“I love working with FMWR because they help us out a lot. This helps the BOSS program because we are a nonprofit organization. Anything we raise, we get to put back into our program to help out with more events for the Soldiers,” said Sgt. Rebecca Loveless, 1st Special Warfare Center and School Training Group and Support Battalion, BOSS president.
“We work with FTCC once a year. We’ve been doing this for 10 years. About 30 years ago, we had a playhouse on the garrison, we had a full time director,producer and shows. Funding closed down and it went away,” said Rhett Stroupe, special events coordinator, FMWR.
Stroupe said he would see ads from FTCC for productions and thought he’d poke them and see if they were interested in bringing their shows to Fort Bragg.
“They’ve been very gracious and very supportive,” he said.