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NU Theatre presents annual Short Play Festival

by jmaloni


Mon, Dec 16th 2013 09:00 am

From Jan. 17-19, 2014, the Niagara University Theatre Department's annual Short Play Festival will make for a fascinating dose of theater - and a great entertainment bargain. Two cycles of 10-minute plays written by various playwrights will be presented over one weekend. Comedies, dramas, and everything in between, the debut of 14 student directors will produce a smorgasbord of professionally published 10-minute plays.

If one production is not to your taste, you only have to wait 10 minutes before the next one. (With some plays, adult situations and language should be anticipated.)

The Short Play Festival will be on stage in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 (Cycle A), and 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 (Cycle A); and Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. (Cycle B) and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 (Cycle B).

Producing director of the Short Play Festival is Doug Zschiegner, associate professor and associate director of Niagara University Theatre. Production manager is theatre studies design/technology alumnus Jayson Clark.

Student directors of the productions include: Kyle Baran, Sean Craig, Matthew Gilbert, MacKenzie Gildemeyer, Nathanial W. C. Higgins, Josephine Lazusky, Kaylee LeRoy, Stevie Lukaszewski, Lauren Parrow, Mark Pietruszka, Jennel Nadine Pruneda, Brittany Shannon, Preston D. Williams and Phoebe Wright. The students hail from New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia and Texas.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit http://theatre.niagara.edu/, stop into the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre (Monday-Friday, 2:30-5:30 p.m., and one hour prior to curtain), call 716-286-8685, or email [email protected]. Voicemail messages and emails are returned as soon as possible.

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