‘Rollercoaster’ arrives in Edinboro

By Raffaele Fusulan
A&E Editor/The Spectator

Laugh/Riot is a performing arts company that focuses on theater plays.

“Rollercoaster” came out on Aug. 21 and ran until Aug. 31 and it was the first play of the third season of Laugh/Riot.

What differentiates it from the other plays is that the audience decides the action of events by picking different numbers. Each number represents what action the play will take.

According to Joshua Mizikovski, who has been with the program for two years, the play was named “Rollercoaster” because it was inspired by the actual amusement park ride. Since the play changes frequently it reflects the convulsion of a real rollercoaster.

Due to its high success and creativity, “Rollercoaster” has been done four times because of the malleability with the story line of the play.

“Rollercoaster” was directed by Ron Connick, who is the Artistic Director and founder of Laugh/Riot. Students are encouraged to attend the auditions prior to the various plays.

Laugh/Riot offers practicum credits for students that are interested in joining the group. The next event scheduled is “AliceinWonderland,”which is a straight forward adaptation of the story.

“Alice in Wonderland” will play from December 4-14 and will also be directed by Ron Connick.

Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for students, seniors and faculty/staff and $3 for EUP students with a valid identification.

Raffaele Fusulan is the editor of The Arts for The Spectator. He can be reached at ae.spectator@gmail.com.