Thursday, February 24, 2011

MFA One Act Play Festival

All should attend this production of new plays written in Mark Medoff's workshop...all plays written by students currently in the MFA or recently graduated. Looks like a great show!


No Strings Theatre Company presents a One Act Play Festival running March 4 -
March 13 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. The plays
were written by students of Mark Medoff's Playwriting class. The 4 plays will be
performed each evening.

"Tarrant County Jail" by Neal Adelman is directed by Amy Lanasa. Three men in a
holding cell discuss the Boy Scouts, High School, Women, and Fatherhood. The
cast includes Shiloh Holloway as Earl, Eric Young as Dunbar, Zac Perez-Wright as
Henry and Patrick McKinney the Guard

"Sandpiper" by Peggy Chapman is directed by Mark Medoff. Nicole, an Ohio
transplant with a lot of real and figurative baggage, moves into a San Diego
condominium complex. Her exceptionally helpful, multi-talented neighbor, Travis,
sets out with bruising enthusiasm to help her unload that baggage. A unique
relationship embarks toward a titanic clash of wills. The cast includes Katy
Taylor as Nicole, Brandon Brown as Travis, Marcella Salmon as Tanya.

"The Interview" by Mike Meginnis is directed by David Edwards. A top-level
Hollywood executive seeks a personal assistant for an even bigger movie mogul.
Has he found the right person for the job? The cast includes Bob Diven as Doyle,
Ted Aspen Sanchez as Orson and Gail Wheeler as Edie

"Invisible Box" by Tracy Bowling is directed by Deborah LaPorte. Two parents
recovering from their teenage daughter's attempt at suicide quarrel over the
meaning of her sudden descent into silence and pantomine. It's when they learn
to talk to each other that they discover she has ambitions beyond any of the
possibilities they had imagined for her. The cast includes Tiffany Tyson as
Mallory, Eric Young as Dan and Cindy Murrell as Ruth.

Performances are:
Friday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 6 at 2:30 p.m.
Friday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 13 at 2:30 p.m.

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