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The Shoestring Players at the University of South Carolina Upstate will perform an original play nothing. exactly. on October 28, 30 and 31 at 8:00 p.m. in the Studio Theatre in the Performing Arts Center. The play is written by Joe Bodie, a USC Upstate senior who is majoring in English. Bodie, who is from Simpsonville, wrote the play as part of Professor Jimm Cox’s playwriting class.

 nothing. exactly. tells the story of two men, representative of the powerful and the weak, who anxiously wait to see a doctor who they believe can cure them. A power struggle ensues in which one man endeavors to manipulate the other in an attempt to save himself. The result is a penetrating study of the human condition that questions the notion that salvation truly exists.

Cast members include Chris Smith from Charleston as Man, Ryan Barry from Spartanburg as A Man, Townsend Reynolds from Charleston as Victim, Amber Allison from Union as Nurse, and Herbert Johnson from Orangeburg as Guy. Daniel Gorski, a 2011 graduate of USC Upstate, is directing the play.

Tickets are $2 per person. To purchase tickets, call the USC Upstate Box Office, Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday or Thursday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at (864) 503-5695.

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