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Seven one-acts are directorial debuts

December 2011

The time is creeping closer to finals–the time that comes every semester that causes students' stomachs to ache and heads to throb. Finals week also includes the directorial debuts of seven theatre students in Dr. Corinne Johnson's Directing class (THTR 312), as well as the acting talents of the fellow thespians who were cast in the seven one-act plays.

The unusually large class (usually the number of directors doesn't go over four) includes:

  • Morgan Griffin '12
  • Katie Harrington '12
  • Amanda Kochanny '13
  • Cody Tucker '13
  • Ashlee Estabrook '14
  • Sidney Junk '14
  • Molly Conrad '14
Each student chose their show, cut it down to fit the 30 minute time limit, and cast their actors amongst their friends, peers and strangers.

The shows chosen this year are already heavily anticipated, seeing as there is very little of the heavy drama that has been preferred in the years past. They range from the hilarious Woody Allen, to the biting David Mamet, to the bizarre Christopher Durang. The young directors premiere their newfound talents Dec. 12 and 14 at 7 p.m. in the Galvin Studio Theatre. Doors open at 6:45pm each night and admission is free. However, since the theatre only seats 50 people, the first come first serve nature of the show promises that each seat will be in high demand.

On Monday night, Dec. 12, we start with Cody Tucker's production of "Who Made Robert De Niro King of the World?" by Jason Katims, followed by Morgan Griffin's "Bobby Gould in Hell," by David Mamet.

Molly Conrad is third with her show, "The Actor's Nightmare," by Christopher Durang, and we end the night with Ashlee Estabrook's comedy "Riverside Drive," by Woody Allen.

On Wednesa, Dec. 14, the class finishes up their projects starting with Katie Harrington's dark comedy, "The Worker by Walter Wykes." Second, we have Amanda Kochanny's production of "Wanda's Visit," by Christopher Durang. And the night finishes with Sidney Junk's comedy "The Lunch Hour," by Jean Kerr. 

Tickets are free and the directors would certainly appreciate your support! Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your hard work put in action!

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