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“Finding Home” spotlights what having a home means

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The final play for the Black Box Theater at Pierce College for 2018 was a sold-out show.  “Finding Home” was performed from May 31 – June 2 and focuses on humans longing for home.

The play shows our universal search for a physical and emotional place in the world with various locations, timelines, and themes said director Patrick Daugherty and co-creator Denise Hartley.

When searching for a cast Daugherty stated that he was looking for, “students, faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the community who were passionate about being part of these works in progress”.

Khuong “Finn” Quoc Ho, a cast member who goes by Finn, when asked way he decided to join the play stated, “I joined the play because I wanted to have a chance to learn more about what I’ve already been learning which is theatre”. Finn plays multiple characters, a brother and a gremlin.

When asked if he related to any of his characters or other characters, he responded, “Um, yeah well, especially since I’m an international student myself. I wouldn’t say necessarily my characters but other characters”. Also, when asked what attracted him and made him ultimately choose the play he commented, “Patrick Daugherty. I heard his reputation around here and how well he puts on amazing productions.

Cast mate Aubrey Bingham, plays a crying baby and a widow’s daughter. She wanted the audience to think about what having a home means. “I hope they get a sense of where their home is and that they enjoyed the play and that they don’t get annoyed by my crying”.

Director Patrick Daugherty said, “Pierce College is a crossroads for talented artists, writers, musicians, singers, and actors. The cast and crews are always new, fresh, and different. The shows are here and gone in the blink of an eye, and each experience is ephemeral”.

 

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