An Evening of Short Plays

March 20, 2008

Actoresses portray characters from the play Words, Words, WordsMary Baldwin University Theatre presents an evening of short plays by the award-winning playwrights from the Actors Theatre of Louisville: David Ives, Jon Jory, and Jane Martin. The performances, directed by Rachael Phipps and Betsy Shortt, run Wednesday through Saturday March 26-29 at 7:30 pm and March 30 at 2 pm in the Fletcher Collins Theatre, Deming Hall.

The plays run the gamut from playwrighting monkeys and amorous mayflies to a robbery gone horribly wrong as the victim gets her grisly revenge, and continues with a serious look at the question of forgiveness on a personal and societal level.

David Ives, perhaps best known forSure Thing, is the playwright forTime FliesandWords, Words, Words. Sean Flattery and Ariel Howard on their first (and last) date learn with a little help from David Attenborough, played by Patrick Bednarczyk, that life is what you make it. Sean Flattery, Miranda Hynes and Katelyn Scott, as Swift, Kafka and Milton respectively, are about to rewrite the classics.

Jon Jory gives usHeadsandMaking the Call. InHeads, three college students, played by Rhea Vance-Cheng, Eve Sapp and Emily Schimmel, debate the ethics of marrying for money. InMaking the CallPresidential politics takes on a whole new meaning as Patrick Bednarczyk as Parker and Elizabeth Rutledge as Liz discuss the president’s private plans for the evening.

Cul de SacandMr. Bundy, by Jane Martin question the rights of victims and their attackers. Katelyn Scott as Maggie in Cul de Sac turns the tables on her would be attacker. Gary Flavin portrays Mr. Bundy, with next door neighbors Michael Lafferty as Robert, Faith Masonheimer as Catherine and Miranda Uphoff as their daughter Cassidy. Kylene Henry plays the other neighbor, Mrs. McGuigan, while Aubrey Joyner plays Tianna and David Witt plays Jimmy Ray, the “do-gooders” from out of town.

Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens and $10 for adults. Credit card reservations may be made during box office hours, 10-5 Monday through Friday by calling (540) 887-7189.