Bunnies are Falling–check out the next event at Theatre Simpson

Lindsey Oetken, a junior, is the costume and hair/make-up designer. Here she works out the details of the makeup on first-year student Ethan Newman.

Tiffany Flory, one of the directors for the upcoming Festival of Short Plays has been contributing to the blog this semester.  Tiffany is completing her studies here at Simpson and then, in the fall, she will travel to Idaho to begin her M.F.A. in acting at the University of Idaho.  This is Tiffany’s final entry for the blog:

Festival of Short Plays 2011: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is finally here! This weekend the work of the Theatre Seminar class and the rest of the Theatre Simpson Company will be presented as an evening of theatre with two one-acts, Fall From Grace and Bunnies.  The nation’s national cultural center, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, has been supporting the efforts of theater and the arts in colleges even before the Kennedy Center’s doors opened in 1971.  The American College Theatre Festival (ACTF) gives college students the opportunity to present, show, and compete with their crafts and talents. One of the competitions offered at ACTF is playwriting, and this year at Theatre Simpson we have taken two national, award-winning one-act plays from ACTF to showcase.  The seniors read many plays and chose Fall From Grace and Bunnies to produce for this year’s Festival. Everything is student-run—the directors, performers, stage managers, and designers are all students!

Cassandra Ring, a junior theatre major, is the scenic designer for Festival of Short Plays 2011.

Fall From Grace by Jason Martin is a highly theatrical and suspenseful play about Brian, who has been involved in a severe accident when he and his best friend, Chris, are caught in an avalanche on the side of Mount Grace. Brian has to attempt to free himself while the spirits of the mountain visits him.  Bunnies by Michael O’Brien is about how Hugh Hefner may have gotten the idea for Playboy.  Set in the 1950s, it’s full of wit and sexual humor.

Theatre Simpson company members working out the details of the scene change.

It will be an exciting evening full of suspense and laughter. So come to the Festival of Short Plays! Performances are April 15 and 16 at 7:30 PM and April 17 at 1:00 PM.  Tickets are available on line at http://simpson.tix.com

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