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Advanced theater students directing ‘A Gala of One Acts’ in Smith Theatre
4/23/10

Alfred University students in the Directing II class taught by Dr. Becky Prophet, professor of theater, present a smorgasbord of plays, “Take 5/Take 6,” Thursday, April 29 through Saturday May 1, in the C.D. Smith Theatre, Miller Performing Arts Center, on campus.

Eleven advanced theater students will each direct a short play for this gala of productions. The plays will be divided into two groups. The first group will perform on Thursday, April 29, and Saturday May 1, at 7 p.m. The second group will perform on Friday, April 30, at 7 p.m. and Saturday May 1, at 2 p.m.

In order to view all 11 productions, the playgoer would have to attend on two different days. Admission is open to the public free of charge.

Group one, the “Take 5” performances, consists of Melanie Baker, a senior theater and English major from New York City directing “The Universal Language” by David Ives; Chris Hanretty, a junior theater major from Port Chester directing “Ferris Wheel” by Mary Miller; Humberto Bonilla, a senior theater major from Brooklyn presenting “Kingdom of the Spider by Nick Zagon; Elin Dehuvyne, a senior theater major from Sacramento, CA presenting “Anything for You” by Cathy Celesia; and Tyler Cummins, a junior theater and English major from Arundel, Maine directing “The Problem” by A.R. Gurney.

Group two, the “Take 6” performances, includes Harold Muntner, a junior theater and political science major from Stamford, CT directing “Dancing in the Afternoon” by Chris Mann; Anna Kowalczuk, a junior theater major from Scarsdale presenting “Pillow Talk” by Peter Tolan; Emily Dowd, a senior theater and psychology major from Arcata, CA directing “Borrowed Parts” by Walter Wykes; Ramona Kingsley, a senior theater major from Wellsville directing “Railing it Uptown” by Shirley Lauro; Johnathan Hamolsky, a junior theater major from Rindge, NH presenting “Funeral Parlor” by Christopher Durang; and Javier Pritchard, a junior undecided major from Wyandanch directing “Frog Loves Christy” by Ann Wuehler.