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11/16/2012

Fall One-Act Festival Lets Students Step into Directors', Playwrights' Chairs

Quick Facts

 The festival’s nine plays are all student-directed with student lighting design.
 Performances of Group A’s plays will be Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Group B’s plays will show Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.
 Tickets are $8 with a Winthrop ID or $15 to the general public.

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Understanding the meaning of life and death through a dancing bear. Reflecting on your life choices through questions asked by a head of iceberg lettuce. Falling in love when you’re only five years old. The Fall One-Act Play Festival, presented by Winthrop University’s Department of Theatre and Dance, will give you all of these scenarios.

The festival’s nine plays are all student-directed with student lighting design, with Russell Luke overseeing the festival as faculty adviser. This year, three of the plays are written by students—“The Setting Sun,” by Joseph Fry, “To dry your eyes…” by Loren Mixen and “The Place” by Shareef Elkady and Grace Riley.

The festival will include performances Nov. 16-18. The plays have been divided into groups, Group A and Group B. Performances of Group A’s plays will be Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Group B’s plays will show Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. All performances are in the Johnson Theatre. Tickets are $8 with a Winthrop ID or $15 to the general public.

Group A
“The Arkansaw Bear” by Aurand Harris
Director: Courtney Williams (Sumter, S.C.)

“For the Road” by Harold Pinter
Director: Kyle Amick (Lexington, S.C.)

“I’ve Hit an Iceberg” by Danna Call
Director: Jed Cockerill (Fort Mill, S.C.)

“Words, Words, Words” David Ives
Director: Meagan Smith (Rock Hill, S.C.)

Group B
“4 A.M.” by Jonathan Dorf
Director: Geoff Jordan (Summerville, S.C.)

“Boy Meets Girl: A Young Love Story by Sam Wolfson
Director: Ann Marie Calabro (Greer, S.C.)

“The Place” by Shareef Elkady and Grace Riley
Director: Herbert Washington (Rock Hill, S.C.)

“The Setting Sun” by Joseph Fry
Director: Kashaad Kraus (Columbia, S.C.)

“To dry your eyes…” by Loren Mixon
Director: Shareef Elkady (Clemson, S.C.)

Seating is limited, and no late seating will be permitted after performances begin. Plays contain adult language and situations.

 For tickets, contact the box office at 803/323-4014, e-mail boxoffice@winthrop.edu or purchase online.


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