Theatre Students Perform and Direct in One Act Play Festival

November 26, 2012 (Jackson) - The 6th Annual One Act Play Festival is an evening of short plays acted, produced, written and directed by Belhaven theatre students. Students from Belhaven’s Theatre Department will showcase their creative works on November 27 and 28 at the Belhaven Center for the Arts Blackbox Theatre, located on 835 Riverside Drive.

The plays were chosen from the 2012 Belhaven University One Act Submissions and will showcase a combination of student’s production, supervising and directing skills.

Joe Frost, Chair of the Theatre Department and Assistant Professor of Theatre said, “It's a great opportunity for our students to learn the art of collaboration in the classroom and in production all in the same project. We're so pleased that it is in its 6th year and still able to present exciting new short works to our audience.”

These submissions include The Silence, directed by Allison Horton, written by Connie Schindewolf. The comedy, Time Slot, directed by Courtney Rogers and written by Kay Poiro, is a play about a TV housewife who has a quiet evening planned, but is interrupted by some interesting science fiction characters.

Other one act plays include Bergmann and Mr. Trolp, a suspenseful thriller, directed by Matthew Hester and written by Jonathan Dixon. “As a playwright, it’s the highest compliment to see your work performed on stage,” said Dixon. Dixon also wrote Drakmoore and the Hungry Beast and will be directed by Sarah Renick. This play is a comedy about friendships and finding acceptance in one’s community.

Desserts and hot chocolate will be on sale during the performance to benefit Belhaven’s Alpha Psi Omega chapter of the National Theatre Honor Society.

Admission is free and the show will start at 8:00 p.m. Contact the Belhaven Theatre Box Office at 601-965-7026 or e-mail boxoffice@belhaven.edu for additional information.

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Belhaven University serves over 3,700 students offering undergraduate and graduate degrees on its residential campus, an online degree program, and graduate and adult degree programs in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.


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