Have you ever done something really horrible, I mean so bad you cringe thinking about it? You know that feeling of guilt and remorse that won’t go away until you confess? That’s the idea behind Neil LaBute’s Bash: Latterday Plays. While the title may be a bit misleading (this is definitely not a play about a party or Mormonism),Bash
’s characters aim to keep your sympathy as they force you to question how seemingly normal people can commit evil deeds. The play’s three dark, one-act stories follow four everyday young Americans who aren’t exactly religious (or maybe even moral) as they confess their darkest, most personal secrets. Directed by Kyle Barnette and Brian Porter of What If? Productions, Bash will entertain, confuse, and astound with shocking tales of sex, lies, murder, and sacrifice. While Barnette doesn’t want to give away any juicy details, he promises that the seemingly average and wholesome people confessing to heinous crimes will be a “dark, entertaining, intimate, and shocking night of theater.” The performance will be accompanied by original music composed by College of Charleston student Alex Hennessey. Hennessey is excited for the chance to provide an underscore for a play that usually stands alone. “I think as long as it’s done well, music can really add to the tension and suspense of this piece” Henessey says.