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SRU Good News for March 5, 2012


A New York City playhouse stages graduate’s script

 Don Orwald, a 1966 Slippery Rock University education graduate and playwright, has had one of his scripts “The Dying of the Light” staged in New York City.

The play was performed at Roy Arias Studios on West 43rd Street as part of the Short Play Lab produced by the studios. It was part of a two-day event that included 20 short plays.

Orwald has also had his work staged in Iowa, by the Dubuque Fine Arts Players, in Ligonier by the Ligonier Players and at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

His play “Time and Again: Abraham Through the Ages,” which was performed at IUP, celebrates two American presidents: Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama.

A Butler native, Orwald is retired from the English department of Knoch High School and lives in Granbury, Texas.

 Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania’s premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.


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