Behold the Coach, In a Blazer, Uninsured Opens Oct. 25

Posted on October 17th, 2012 by

Scenic design rendering for Behold the Coach, in a Blazer, Uninsured, Micah Maatman, designer

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to open its 2012-2013 season with the contemporary dark comedy Behold the Coach, In a Blazer, Uninsured (and Other Good Intentions), a collection of five short plays written by Will Eno and directed by Henry MacCarthy.

Performances of Behold the Coach will be presented in Anderson Theatre Oct. 25-27 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. Following the October 27 performance, Gustavus professors Sean Cobb (English) and Martin Lang (Communication Studies) will lead a discussion exploring themes raised by the plays.

Behold the Coach, In a Blazer, Uninsured (and Other Good Intentions) is a collection of five short plays by Will Eno which include Behold the Coach, In a Blazer, Uninsured; along with Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rain; Enter the Spokeswoman, Gently; The Bully Composition and Oh, the Humanity. Originally published in 2008 under the title Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions, each play is a brief glance into a moment that is a part of that character’s life and should be well-scripted. However, in each of these five plays, the character steps outside of the conventional norms of the situation, bridging together real life and moments of spectacle. The resulting conversations are both confusing, revealing, funny and profoundly human.

Approximately fifty Gustavus students are involved in Behold the Coach, In a Blazer, Uninsured, including a 15-person cast and recent graduate Renee Guitar ’12 (Dance Honors) who choreographed last year’s musical Assassins. Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance Henry MacCarthy is directing the production with set and lighting design by Micah Maatman, costume design by Larissa McConnell and sound design by Terena Wilkens.

Tickets for Behold the Coach, In a Blazer, Uninsured (and Other Good Intentions) are available online at or by calling the Gustavus Ticket Center at (507) 933-7590. Admission is free for Gustavus students and staff with ID. Tickets not purchased in advance may be purchased at the Anderson Theatre Box Office beginning one hour prior to curtain.



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