One woman, two lives

Drew Wells and Kennedy Young in “If/Then.”

Drew Wells portrays Lucas, a community activist, and Kennedy Young portrays Elizabeth.

Reveal the future of one woman’s life in the “If/Then Musical” by East Carolina University’s School of Theatre and Dance.

Elizabeth, the main character in the musical, recently got divorced and moved back to New York City to start her life over again. When she gets there, she is faced with a big decision, and her choice could lead to her living two very different lives.

The audience will get to see what those different lives entail for Elizabeth and see the impact that one decision can make.

“There are some really wonderfully fun numbers. There’s a lot of heartbreak and sweet and tender moments,” said Kennedy Young, a theatre arts major who is playing the lead role of Elizabeth.

The play is focused on building confidence in ourselves and our decisions. Even though Elizabeth’s life is determined by one choice, she still finds happiness in both lives.

Young says she wants the audience to remember that life is short and not to be fearful of choices.

Another theatre arts major, Drew Wells, plays Lucas, a long-time friend of Elizabeth.

“Even if you haven’t experienced the things in the show, the theme is universal,” said Wells.

Parental advisory is suggested for this musical. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the McGinnis Theatre. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office. Student price is $10 and regular tickets are $17.50.

Micah Simmons as Josh, a doctor and Army reservist, in “If/Then.”

Micah Simmons as Josh, a doctor and Army reservist, in “If/Then.”