Directing students to present six short plays

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Northwestern College directing students will present six short plays Wednesday, Dec. 7, beginning at 6 p.m., in the England Theatre of the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center. A full-length play, “Eurydice,” will be presented Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the same venue.

All seven plays are produced as the student-directors’ final exam with minimal staging and peers as actors. Community members are invited to attend the free events; Wednesday start times are approximate.

On Wednesday, a meditative comedy on life, death and Polish jokes, “The Lives of the Saints,” will be directed by junior Keely Wright at 6 p.m.

At 6:20, junior Tiemen Godwaldt will direct “10,000 Cigarettes,” a dream-like drama that takes a look inside the mind of a smoker.

“Universal Language” will take the stage at 6:50 p.m. under the direction of junior Abby Bierly. The play is a hilarious farce about a woman seeking a cure for her stutter.

Junior Jill Black will direct “Code Blue” at 7:35. The romantic comedy includes an awkward love triangle.

“A Matter of Husbands,” a comedy about mistaken infidelity, is on stage at 8:05. The action will be directed by senior Heather Piatt.

At 8:30, sophomore Megan Weidner will direct “In the End: A Zombie Drama,” which takes place in a post-apocalyptic Ohio.

On Thursday, junior Ali Sondreal’s directing project, “Eurydice,” will be presented. The full-length play reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine, Eurydice, who dies an untimely death on her wedding day.

Duane Beeson
Director of Public Relations
Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW
Orange City, Iowa 51041