Directing students present one-acts

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Northwestern College directing students will present nine short plays Wednesday, Dec. 5, beginning at 6 p.m., in the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center. The first six plays will be staged in the England Theatre, followed by a brief intermission before the final three plays are presented in the Allen Theatre.

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

At 6 p.m., junior Alex Wendel will direct “Recklessness,” a Eugene O’Neill one-act about a tangled love affair.

A mind-bending murder mystery, “Abra Cadaver,” will be directed by senior Kim Nyflot at 6:35.

“Lights Out: Nobody Died” will take the stage at 7:08 p.m. under the direction of junior Sheric Hull. The play is an adaptation of an old time radio drama.

Junior Jackson Nickolay will direct “Apres Opera” at 7:42. The slapstick comedy includes an old boyfriend and a new fiancé—who happens to be narcoleptic.

“The Final Approach of Flight 232,” based on actual transcripts from United Flight 232’s crash landing in Sioux City, is on stage at 8:03. The drama will be directed by junior Kyle Rubel.

At 8:29, junior Amalia Vasquez will direct “Creation and Fall,” adapted from the biblical story in Genesis.

After an intermission, at 9:33 p.m., junior Tiffany Hach will direct “Impromptu,” a comedy about four actors trying to perform real life.

Another biblical drama, “Naomi and Ruth,” will be directed by senior Hannah Barker at 10:02.“Voices from Chernobyl” will take the stage at 10:18 p.m. under the direction of senior Shelby Vander Molen. The play is an adaptation of an oral history recounting one of the world’s most devastating nuclear disasters.

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