WCSU theatre arts students to stage one-act plays

DANBURY, CONN. — The Studio Theatre at Western Connecticut State University’s Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury, will be the venue on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 10 and 11, for “The Dirty Dozen: 12 Plays to Better Your Life.” The series of one-act plays written and directed by theatre arts students and produced by Caitlin White will be presented from 7 to 10 p.m. on Dec. 10 and 11. The performances will be free and open to the public; however, seats are limited and must be reserved at www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dirty-dozen-12-plays-to-better-your-life-tickets-19363875874.

The plays will be divided into two groups, “Group A” and “Group B,” each including six plays. Group A will perform at 7 p.m. and Group B will perform at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10. The order will be reversed on Friday, Dec. 11. Each play is roughly 10 minutes long.

Featured plays include:

● “Way of Tea” directed by Jessie Zwiesler and written by Ty Adams
● “The Heist” directed by Ally Olinyk and written by Matt Greene
● “On the Porch One Crisp Spring Morning” directed by Joseph DeVellis and written by Alex Dremann
● “That Midnight Rodeo” directed by Kayla Murphy and written by Mary Sue Price
● “Post-Its (Notes on a Marriage)” directed by Alex Allyn and written by Paul Dooley and Winnie Holzman
● “Beer Girl” directed by Becca Hayes and written by Walter Wykes
● “Smoke Scenes” directed by Kaeley Denegre and written by Nick Zagone
● “The Proposal” directed by Danielle Kucky and written by Steven Bittrich
● “Fog” directed by Andrew Gusciora and written by Don Nigro
● “Family 2.0” directed by Nicola Gillotte and written by Walter Wykes
● “Traces of Memory” directed by Megan O'Callaghan and written by Ann Wuehler
● “2B (or not 2B)” directed by Caitlin White and written by Jacquelyn Reingold

There will be three brief intermissions during the performance, at which the Western Improv Group (WIG), one of the theatre arts department’s clubs, will sell concessions.

For more information, contact Caitlin White at white242@connect.wcsu.edu.


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