Directed by MFA candidate Candice Andrews, Private Eyes is a “comedy of suspicion” about deception and broken trust. Plot twists and turns are framed within the context of a play within a play revealing layer after layer. Private Eyes will have you playing the detective as you try to sort out the various stories told by the characters. Private Eyes runs May 28-31 2009, in Wyatt Pavilion Theatre.
Ms. Andrews comes to UC Davis after working as a traveling drama director and speech and drama teacher in Colorado for four years. She holds a double BA degree in Theatre and Speech Communication from Colorado State University. In 2003 Andrews received a grant to teach in thirteen countries. These included the poorest neighborhoods in India, Cuba and Africa, as well as futuristic institutes and theatres in Japan and Hong Kong. Andrews introduced drama curriculum into many schools while touring and researching the infrastructure of theatres that had moved from rags to riches.
Andrews has directed at the Rialto Theater for C.A.S.T. (Creative Arts for Students of Theatre) and the Roberta Price Civic Auditorium in Loveland, Colorado. She has worked at Colorado State University’s Summer Theatre, Lincoln Center and Open Stage Theatre Company in Fort Collins, Colorado. Andrews hopes to continue her travels and research as a Professional Director and Professor in Speech and Drama.