The Festival of One Acts 2013

Annual Student-Led Short Performances Presented by wwudrama

By: David Crawford

wwudrama brings The Festival of One Acts back to the stage, with a twist. The show plays in Village Hall on March 2, 3, 7, 9, and 10 at 8pm. What is the twist you ask? This time…there’s a film. That’s right! wwudrama is working with the newly renamed Film/TV Program in the Department of Communication and Languages to start a new tradition: film and theatre together.

We open with "The Spot" by Steven Dietz and directed by Joshua Haddock. It illuminates that great world of politics behind the political television spot. The show features Jennifer Landaverde, Andrew Woodruff, Jaclyn Archer, Elisa Westman, Elliot LaPlante, and Brooklynn Larson.

The inimitable classic "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell and directed by Estée Pummel follows up. What is more exciting than a murder mystery? Especially when the only evidence to be found are mere trifles. The show features Jerad Booth, Sean Longfellow, Kyle McCluskey, Rachel Scribner, and Kayla Albrecht.

Here is the twist.  New director Mitchell Kessler presents the short film "Hat Trick" by Alisha Lang. The film asks us, through the eyes of a magician, “When life gets you down, what brings you up again?” The film features alumnus Richard Wallace.

Following up, "A Time of Green" by Anna Stillaman and directed by Randall Lutz struts onto stage. Is it a story of a girl who happens to have the strangest day of her life? Or is it the story of her decent into madness? The show features Madeleine Boyson, Kenton Gonzalez, and Rory Ross.

Closing the lineup is "The Romancers" by Edmond Rostand and directed by Sabrina Tym. With loveable characters and a wit to boot, it’s Romeo and Juliet-esque, without all that pesky tragedy. The show features Dustin Harter, Carlton Henkes, Faye Celestino, Colin Pummel, Brandon Pierce, and Charles Oroko.

For reservations or directions visit drama.wallawalla.edu.

wwudrama is a Walla Walla University Drama program established in 1961. They produce a variety of productions each year open to the University and Community alike. For more information or reservations visit their website at drama.wallawalla.edu.

For more information about this topic or to schedule an interview, call David Crawford at (509)527-2641 or email david.crawford@wallawalla.edu.

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