NRT Presents: Seedlings
Every weekend, No Refund Theatre transforms 111 Forum into a completely different world. I’ve seen that plain old lecture hall turn into a middle school auditorium, a hotel room, and even the inside of a sweater (yes really, a sweater). But this weekend, 111 Forum becomes the apartment that three college students call home in NRT Presents: Seedlings.
Seedlings is the compilation of the aforementioned roommates’ stories. You are introduced to Lana, Joey, and Freddy and are invited into their world. Although the characters are fictional, the whole show feels quite familiar. You can picture all of the characters as your own friends. And that’s exactly how co-directors Stephen Hill and Hailey Rohn and assistant director John Falconi wanted it to be.
“These characters’ friendships are palpable,” said Hill. “You believe that they’ve been friends their entire life and you want to be their friends.”
But what makes Seedlings entirely unique is that it was written by Stephen Hill himself.
“I knew I was interested in directing, but I couldn’t find the perfect show,” said Hill. “I knew that if I wrote a show myself, it would be perfect for the NRT stage.”
Writing his own show allowed Hill to create something he felt his friends would enjoy: funny, heartfelt, not too long, and of course, free.
Seedlings opens tonight, and runs from September 26 to September 28 in 111 Forum at 9 p.m. Check out the event on Facebook for more details. So whether you’re canning this weekend or not, you still get a chance to see this fantastic show. In traditional NRT fashion, admission is free.