Students Shine in 15th Annual One-Act Play Festival
A varied range of productions directed by faculty and upper-level theatre students will highlight the 15th annual One-Act Play Festival.
Alma College Theatre presents the One-Acts at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 in the Remick Heritage Center, Strosacker Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and up, and free for Alma College staff, students and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.
“We are offering a variety of plays, ranging from the hilariously funny to the very serious,” says faculty director Joe Jezewski. “The plays deal with relationships between strangers, roommates, friends and lovers. Some have life-changing consequences for the characters, while others highlight that things stay the same.”
This is the 15th year that Alma College has presented the One-Act Play Festival, with this year’s festival marking the 91st student-directed play of the series, says Jezewski.
Six one-act plays will be presented at each performance:
• “Ludlow Fair” by Lanford Wilson, directed by Jezewski. The play is set in a 1965 Queens, N.Y. apartment bedroom.
• “Token To the Moon” by Brian Christopher Williams, directed by Chesaning senior Joshua Olgine. The play is set in a Manhattan subway stop at 2:30 a.m.
• “The Battle of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cry” by Carole Real, directed by Jezewski. The play is set in a present-day restaurant.
• “Do Over” by Frederick Stroppel, directed by Michael Sheldon, building coordinator of the Alma College the theatre and dance department. The play is set in a New York City apartment in 2010.
• “Still Life” by Seth Kramer, directed by Edmore senior Meekin Udell. The play is set in a present-day apartment.
• “The Universal Language” by David Ives, directed by 2006 graduate Ashley Sawatzke. The play is set in the present in a small rented office set up as a classroom.
Posted: Mon, November 30th, 2009 at 12:51AM