Smart bets: If You Must

On a mission to “activate, engage, surprise and provoke audiences into new and challenging territory,” theatrical startup The Cardboard Sea will make its debut with several productions of If You Must this month. The dark comedy follows three 20-somethings who, over the course of a late-night hangout in the park, discover that much of their common ground is based in lies. “The characters in the piece are clinging to versions of themselves that may or may not be true,” director Todd Weakley says. “I hope the production questions the assumptions we build into our sense of identity.” Weakley and Cardboard Sea co-founder Jeff Donnelly, who wrote the play, debut If You Must at The Magnetic Theatre on Thursday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m. Shows are also held Friday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1, at 7:30 and 9 p.m. $12/$15. Image courtesy of The Cardboard Sea

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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