GRCC Players present ‘Jump/Cut’



Leah Nixon

Director of Communications


Feb. 14, 2014 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — GRCC Players will present Jump/Cut, a story about the friendships of three young urbanites, from Feb. 28 through March 1.

Neena Beber’s Jump/Cut looks at three bright people, looking to make their mark on the world. Paul, portrayed by GRCC student Henry Macusse, is a hard-working filmmaker who hopes to get his big break soon. His grad student girlfriend Karen, portrayed by GRCC student Kendra Jones, longs for a life outside her thesis, and their friend Dave, played by GRCC student Robert McFletcher, is consumed by episodes of manic depression. While Dave turns Paul’s sofa into his bedroom, Paul and Karen decide to turn Dave’s life into a documentary. Filming happens 24/7, and the camera becomes the bridge of friendship, folly and life-altering decisions.

"I love delving into this complex role and being introduced to a new level of artistry," McFletcher said. "Spectrum Theater has given me a safe space to really grow and challenge myself. What drew me to GRCC was the theater department and its strong connections to our community."

Michelle Urbane directs the play, assisted by stage manager Charlene Sommer, sound designer Steve Nardin, lighting designer Meeka Postman, props designer Tracey Walker and set designer Don Wilson.

Performances are 8 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28 and March 1 in the Lab Space Theater (room 201) at GRCC’s Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain St. NE. Tickets are $3 for GRCC students (with valid ID), $5 for GRCC staff and area students, and $10 for others. Tickets will go on sale Feb. 17. To purchase them, call the theater box office at (616) 234-3946. Box office hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

GRCC encourages the entire community to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate a need for an accommodation, or have questions about accessibility, please call the Spectrum Theater box office at (616) 234-3946 in advance of your visit or program participation.

Grand Rapids Community College, established in 1914, offers opportunities for more than 30,000 students annually in degree courses, certification and training programs, workshops and personal enrichment classes. GRCC holds classes on the downtown Grand Rapids campus as well as several locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.