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November 20, 1998

ISU Theatre to produce student's plays

by Anne Dolan

ISU Theatre will close out the fall semester with a "twofer" weekend that features two original plays written by senior English major Jason Taylor.

Etta Spencer's Soul will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4-5, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. All performances are in Fisher Theater. Taylor's play focuses on the predicament of cutthroat stockbroker Etta Spencer, who has invested too much client money in a fund that goes "belly up." Spiritual figures of good and evil vie to assist her and Etta strikes a deal that may cost her more than money or clients.

The second part of the evening features Don't Encourage Him, a one-man performance by Taylor. The comedy is an autobiographical presentation of some of Taylor's family experiences.

Taylor, a founding member of the improvisational comedy troupe known as Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival, performs regularly at the Maintenance Shop in the Memorial Union. He also has done stand-up comedy at Des Moines' Funny Bone Comedy Club. His play Nuts was selected to be performed at the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival in Washington, D.C., last January.

Tickets to the performances are $9, with discounts for seniors and students.

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