Six students in Lander University’s Department of Mass Communication and Theatre have been selected to direct one-act plays as a means of demonstrating what they have learned in class. The six productions are scheduled for Sunday through Tuesday, Feb. 9, 10 and 11.
Professor of Theatre Monique Sacay-Bagwell said directing involves the majority of the training students have received. They select their own one-act scripts with at least three characters. The six productions will also show off the talents of 22 student actors.
Jennifer Ivey, of Rock Hill, selected the play “Windmills and Millstones,” by Louise Wade. Kristen Lyttle, of North Lauderdale, Fla., will direct “Fugue,” by Laura Elizabeth Miller; “The Wedding Story,” by Julianne Homokay, will be directed by Beth Alexander, of Ware Shoals; and Kimberly Freeman, of Charleston, selected the play “Variations on the Death of Trotsky,” by David Ives.
Other productions include Sarah Hammond’s “Hum of the Arctic,” directed by AmberRae Weston, of Anderson; and “The Real Problem,” by Bruce Kane, directed by Lyle Jett, of Camden, N.J.
Sacay-Bagwell said some of the plays contain strong adult content or language, and admission will be limited to those 18 and older. The productions will be held in Room 220 in Lander’s Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center beginning at 8 p.m. each evening. The public is invited but seating is limited and tickets will be required for admission. Tickets are free and will be available at the box office in Johnston Commons prior to each performance.