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11/10/2015

Fall One-Acts Find Humor in Superheroes, Little Red Riding Hood and Studying for Shakespeare

Quick Facts

 Group A showtimes are 8 p.m. Nov. 20 and 2 p.m. Nov. 21; Group B showtimes are 8 p.m. Nov. 21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 22.
 Tickets are $8 with a Winthrop ID and $15 without.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA - A man obsessed with his ex-girlfriend and the sex lives of comic book heroes, female freshmen studying together for a Shakespeare midterm, a man cursed with a strange disease, and Little Red Riding Hood as you’ve never before seen.

These are just a few of the characters you’ll meet at Winthrop University this year, courtesy of the Department of Theatre and Dance’s Fall One-Acts.

Opening Nov. 20 in Johnson Studio Theatre, the one-acts always feature an entertaining and eclectic mix of plays directed by advanced theatre students.

The one-acts are divided into Group A and Group B.

Group A showtimes are 8 p.m. Nov. 20 and 2 p.m. Nov. 21:

All’s Well that Ends Wrong, directed by Caitlin Bryant of Liberty
Five female college freshmen get together to study for a Shakespeare mid-term—bad idea! One of them desperately tries to get her classmates to study, but the others would much rather eat pizza, discuss boys, dance to the latest hits…and have out-of-body experiences.

Sex Lives of Superheroes, directed by Garrett Whiffen of Anderson, South Carolina
Michael’s date, Elenor, is appalled when she finds out that Michael’s ex-girlfriend visits Michael’s apartment weekly to take away his stuff. He copes with the situation by giving fantasy lectures about comic book heroes’ sexual habits. The date is doomed to be a failure until Michael discovers Elenor’s obsession…

12 Rounds, directed by Madia Medico of Summerville
Finding love in a bar gets a comedic turn in this one-act.

Little Red Riding Hood, directed by Sarah Stewart of Ridgeville
The classic fairy tale like you’ve never seen it before.

Group B showtimes are 8 p.m. Nov. 21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 22:

Resurrection of Daughter Liliane, directed by La’Rae Carmichael of Spartanburg
Artist Liliane Lincoln is used to exposing herself via her bold and colorful artwork. But she soon realizes that to survive, she must come to terms with what she has kept hidden from herself.

The Spotted Man, directed by Frank Zellers of Lancaster
The end of the human race may be near when a good man is cursed with a strange disease.

One Tit, a Dyke, and Gin, directed by Rachel King of Rock Hill
Women from different walks of life find friendship and common ground while they are trapped in a doctor's office.

Tickets are $8 with a Winthrop ID and $15 for the general public. It is a cultural event.

For more information, contact the Department of Theatre and Dance at 803/323-2287.


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