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 Annual 'Brave New Plays' to Premiere at SRU 

 

SPOTLIGHT

4/14/2005

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

A KALEIDOSCOPE EVENT --

SRU’S ANNUAL ‘BRAVE NEW PLAYS’ TO OFFER PREMIERES, ORIGINAL STUDENT WORKS

     SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – A complete round of cutting-edge stage dramas will be part of “Brave New Plays,” including one-act, student-written works and two, world premieres of one-act works written by New York City playwrights. The plays will be staged in Slippery Rock University’s “Brave New Plays” program, part of the annual, nine-day Kaleidoscope arts festival.

     The plays will be staged in Miller Auditorium. All shows are recommended for mature audiences.

     The student-produced, one-act plays will be offered at 8 p.m. April 15, 21 and 23 with a 2 p.m. matinee set for April 17. The 10-minute, student-written plays will be offered at 8 p.m. April 16, 20 and 22, and 2 p.m. April 24. A work titled “Flying Solo,” offering six, one-person, student-written, one-act plays will be offered at 8 p.m. April 18-19.

     Students will stage Adam Kraar’s “A Woman of Rumora,” a comical, surreal take on life, love and rediscovering the truths in our hearts, and Bill McMahon’s “Missing the 4:55,” which tells of a life-changing encounter between two morning commuters.

     The student-written works range from a deathbed reconciliation between a jazz musician and his son, to the dark and fateful meting of two businessmen in a bar.

     Tickets may be reserved by calling 724-738-2645, with messages accepted, or through e-mail at: theatreboxoffice@sru.edu  Packages for “all-festival” presentations are available. Tickets will be held at the box office.

     Kaleidoscope, begun four years ago as a regional art festival, opens Saturday [April 16] with a “Children’s Day” of arts events staged outside the Russell Wright Alumni House and a “Quilt Show.” Sunday will see a 4 p.m. piano concert by Joanne Rogers and Jeannine Morrison.

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