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Contact: Jeri Kornegay
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New performers take to MC stage

for annual Student One Acts

 

What do a coffee house, Sherlock Holmes and a group of women have in common?  Each is the subject of this year’s Student One Acts, presented by Manchester College’s Alpha Psi Omega theatre chapter.

The three separate short plays each are directed by Alpha Psi Omega members; the actors are students new to Manchester’s stage.  The curtain rises at 8 p.m. on three nights, Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 18-20, in Wampler Auditorium. Admission is $1 or a can of food.

Sure Thing by David Ives is directed by Alpha Psi Vice President Jake Ramirez, a senior from Everett, Pa. The contemporary comedy is about two people who meet in a coffee house.  Every time a gaff occurs in their conversation toward love, the play starts over.  Sure Thing stars first-year students Megan Leese of Kokomo and Camilo Velasquez Mejia of Nicaragua.

Women” combines monologues from various plays into a realty TV format, created and directed by sophomore Will Patch of Otterbein, and juniors Megan Brown of Plainfield and Rachel McFadden of North Manchester.  The play stars first-year students Amanda Dewaard of Holland, Mich., Amanda Patch of Otterbein and Lindsey Bryant of Monon; and juniors Sarah Eastburn of Mishawaka and Beth Levandoski of Fort Wayne.

Sherlock Holmes: 10 Minutes to Doom by Robert Mauro is a comedy that begins with Holmes and Watson tied to chairs, and follows Watson’s melancholic realization that Holmes is not as extraordinary as thought.  This play stars senior Nick Juday of Wakarusa and sophomore Eli Hersberger of Anderson, and is directed by senior Noah Kinsey of Lake Odessa, Mich. and junior Steven Grubb of Goshen.

 “The One Acts give students a taste of performing, without the strenuous work involved in the College’s major productions,” says Noah Kinsey, president of Alpha Psi Omega. “That way they can decide if they are interested in pursuing a future in the theatre program.”

Alpha Psi Omega is a national theatre organization.  Every year, Manchester College’s chapter presents the Student One Acts in the fall and a spring play.

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