NU Theatre’s Short Play Festival Onstage Jan. 17-19

January 9, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

From Jan. 17 through Jan. 19, NU Theatre’s annual Short Play Festival makes for a fascinating dose of theater – and a great entertainment bargain. Two cycles of 10-minute plays written by various playwrights will be presented over one weekend. Comedies, dramas and everything in between – our debut of 14 student-directors produces a smorgasbord of professionally published 10-minute plays.  If one production is not to your taste, you only have to wait 10 minutes before the next one. (With some plays, adult situations and language may be an appropriate warning to anticipate.)

The Short Play Festival will be on stage in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall:

  • Friday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. (Cycle A)
  • Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. (Cycle A)
  • Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. (Cycle B)
  • Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. (Cycle B)

Producing director of the Short Play Festival is Doug Zschiegner, associate professor and associate director of Niagara University Theatre. Production manager is theatre studies design/technology alumnus Jayson Clark.

Student-directors of the productions include Kyle Baran, Sean Craig, Matthew Gilbert, MacKenzie Gildemeyer, Nathanial W. C. Higgins, Josephine Lazusky, Kaylee LeRoy, Stevie Lukaszewski, Lauren Parrow, Mark Pietruszka, Jennel Nadine Pruneda, Brittany Shannon, Preston D. Williams, and Phoebe Wright. The students hail from New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia and Texas.

For tickets and information, please call 716.286.8685 or visit the NU Theatre Box Office.