March 23, 2012
“Short Play Festival” to feature Lake Erie College student directors(Painesville, OH) – The Lake Erie College Department of Theatre will present four 10-minute plays as part of a "Short Play Festival.” The festival runs March 23-24 at 7:30 p.m. and March 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the C. K. Rickel Theatre in Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts.
"The Myth of the Six Six Six” begins with several office workers discussing dating issues, and their conversation is interrupted by a major disaster. The play, by Buffalo-based writer Taylor Doherty, is directed by Lake Erie College junior Richard Keay. The second play, "Welcome to the Bomb Shop” by New Zealand based-writer Paul Stephanus, centers around arms dealers behaving much like used car salesmen. Junior Hilary Barnett directs. To close out the festival, two, two-hander plays by Canadian writer Larry Lamont, "The Talking Bone” and "Eerie and the Hump,” will feature characters on the edge of life-changing experiences. Both plays are directed by junior Jessica Drake.
The student directors are enrolled in the TH 308 Directing class taught by Lake Erie College Assistant Professor of Theatre Dr. Jerry Jaffe. The set and lighting designs were created by members of the TH 107 Technical Theatre class, under the leadership of area set designer Michael Breeze.
"The theatre department is home to a very talented group of students. Our directing and technical classes have been receiving practical experience in their craft; this is a great complement to their classroom learning,” said Jaffe.
The "Short Play Festival” is free and open to the community. Reservations are not required. For more information, call the Lake Erie College Fine Arts Box Office at 440-375-7455. Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts is located on the eastern side of the Lake Erie College campus, 391 W. Washington Street, Painesville. Free parking is available at the Gillett Street entrance.