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Greensboro College Theatre Presents Four One-Act Plays Dec. 1-4

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greensboro_college_2_354102GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro College Theatre presents four student-directed one-act plays 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 1-3, and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 3-4, in Annie Sellars Jordan Parlor Theatre in Main Building on campus.

 Tickets are $10 adults, $8 seniors and non-GC students. They may be reserved by emailing tickets@greensboro.edu or calling 336-272-7102, ext. 5242.

The plays are:

  • “Where Have All the Lightning Bugs Gone?,” written by Louis E. Catron, directed by Sara Simmons, a senior theatre/directing and stage management major. A boy and girl meet and fall in love by discovering how to touch as people, not as sexual beings.
  • “Outing the Badger,” written by Tommy Trull, directed by Claire Sellers, a senior theatre/directing and stage management major. A superhero discovers that his wife and his alter-ego’s wife have found out about each other.
  • “The Death of Bessie Smith,” written by Edward Albee, directed by Ana Radulescu, a sophomore theatre/directing and stage management major. Memphis, Tennessee, 1937, a time when the South’s aristocracy is crumbling amidst the deeply racist views of its citizens. At a hospital a nurse belittles an orderly and a polite young man is severely condescending to an intern.
  • “Zoo Story,” written by Edward Albee, directed by Reid Miller, a junior theatre/directing and stage management major. A neat, ordered, well-to-do and conventional man sits peacefully reading in the sunlight in Central Park. A second man enters, a young, unkempt and undisciplined vagrant, a soul in torture and rebellion. He longs to communicate so fiercely that he frightens and repels his listener.

 Greensboro College’s Department of Theatre seeks to provide a strong foundation in theatre while allowing the student to emphasize in a particular area such as directing, acting, or arts administration.

 The coursework is integrated with the production work to provide a better understanding of the many facets of the theatre. Required participation on stage or backstage on all theatre productions allows the techniques and theories that are examined in the classroom and the laboratory to be tested in a performance setting.

 For more information on the program, contact David Schram, Jefferson Pilot Professor of Theatre, at 336-272-7102, ext. 5243, or email schramd@greensboro.edu.

 Greensboro College provides a liberal-arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

 Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities.

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