One Act Festival Features 7 Directors
Who: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
What: WSU One Act Play Festival 2011
When: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-16 April 2011 • 7:30 pm
Where: Eccles Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets: $10 for adults/$7 for students, seniors and those with military ID
Weber State University Department of Performing Arts presents a One-Act Play Festival, Tuesday through Saturday, April 12-16 at 7:30 pm in the Eccles Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts. Seven student directors, enrolled in the second year directing course, present their plays in several combinations over the course of the five days. Only the first night is recommended for general audiences. All other evenings are intended for mature audiences.
Schedule of Plays:
Tuesday: DogBrain; Mirror, Mirror; The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year
Wednesday: Endgame; Women and Wallace; Jolly (for mature audiences)
Thursday: DogBrain; The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year; Cowboy Mouth (for mature audiences)
Friday: Women and Wallace; Endgame; Cowboy Mouth (for mature audiences)
Saturday: Mirror, Mirror, The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year; Jolly (for mature audiences)
Cowboy Mouth, by Sam Shepard & Patti Smith, directed by Nicole Finney. Cavale and Slim, two absolute messes live in sin together. Cavale has kidnapped Slim off the streets in an attempt to make him a rock-n-roll star. The play shows the American Dream does little more for the individual besides spoil happiness.
DogBrain, by Michael Weller, directed by Laura Crossett. Conflicts lead six-year-old Nick’s overactive imagination to create Dogbrain, his inner troublemaker, in order to avoid punishment. When Dogbrain emerges from Nick and starts to take over, Nick must learn the universal virtue of self-control.
Endgame, by Samuel Beckett, directed by Aubrey Vickers. Four people struggle with codependency and loneliness as they near the end of their lives, going through the routine of living in a world that no longer holds anything else.
Jolly, by David Mamet, directed by Andrew Nadon. Jolly and Bob have a lot to say about their upbringing. The problem is they cannot get past it. Their memories offer a glimpse into how it has affected the choices they have made in their lives.
The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year, by John Guare, directed by Kalyn West. A chance meeting brings together two broken people, suffocated by their past. They discover a happiness and freedom that they never imagined possible and risk everything in one remarkable afternoon as they search for something extraordinary.
Mirror, Mirror, by Bruce Kane, directed by Trent Cox. The Wicked Stepmother takes drastic action when she learns that she’s been surpassed in the looks department by her sexy stepdaughter as the tales of “Sleeping Beauty” and “Snow White” get rolled into a 90210 facelift.
Women and Wallace, by Jonathan Marc Sherman, directed by Tyson Baker. It is a myriad of experiences as Wallace interacts with the various nurturing women in his life: from his therapeutic Grandmother, to his not so helpful Psychiatrist, and on to his various attempts into sexuality and love.
Tyson Baker: firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-644-9618
Trent Cox: email@example.com or 435-862-4023
Laura Crossett: firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-698-7027
Nicole Finney: email@example.com or 801-725-1414
Andrew Nadon: firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-726-2380
Aubrey Vickers: email@example.com or 435-850-8027
Kalyn West: firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-867-5396
Tracy Callahan, instructor: email@example.com
Alax Garner, Stage Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-540-1906