Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tucson: UA School of Theatre Arts - One Act Play Festival


From: Anne Gardner [mailto:anneg@email.arizona.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 2:46 PM
Subject: Press Release for UA Theatre's One Acts



UA School of Theatre Arts presents annual One Act Play Festival


Dates & Times: April 29 – May 3 at 8 p.m. and May 3 at 2 p.m.


Place: Directing Studio, UA Drama Building, Room 116, located near the southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard.


General Admission: All seats are $4 per block of plays.


Performance Information: Each block consists of different one-act plays:


Block One: April 29 & May 2 at 8 p.m.


Foul Territory by Craig Wright

Friends Owen and Ruth attend a Yankees baseball game.  However, things turn foul when Owen gets hit with a baseball and it increasingly becomes clear that his injury might not have been an accident, but part of a larger issue.


One for the Road by Harold Pinter

Within a totalitarian government, a man interrogates his victims however he sees fit.


The Artist by Michael Hohnstein

A gallery visitor wants to prove to his wife and an expert that he’s not an art ignoramus.  


Then… by David Campton

A romantic comedy unfolds between a beauty queen and a math teacher in a post-apocalyptic New York City.


Block Two: April 30 at 8 p.m. and May 3 at 2 p.m.


Lou Gehrig did not Die of Cancer by Jason Miller

Victor Spinnilli returns home to be greeted by a wife whom he has “simply outgrown” and a string of phone calls by angry parents protesting his management of the local little league team.  After his wife leaves for the theatre, one such parent, Helen Martin, stops by and a promising connection begins to grow between these two broken-hearted dreamers.


The Dying Gaul by Craig Lucas

When a struggling writer meets with an opportunistic movie executive about his screenplay, he’s faced with a difficult decision: change his two main characters from a gay couple to a straight couple, or walk away from a lucrative movie deal.


Fit for Feet by Jordan Harrison

It’s a given: the closer you get to your wedding, the crazier life can be.  Little did Claire know that under the pressure, her fianc√©, Jimmie, would believe he was the famous ballet dancer Nijinsky.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Opera Scene) by Benjamin Britten

Shakespeare’s romantic comedy is set to music by 20th century composer Benjamin Britten.


Block Three: May 1 & 3 at 8 p.m.


Women in Heat by Rich Orloff

Three girlfriends from Ohio travel to Key West, Florida for the sunshine and surf.  After two of them also find sexual adventures one hot summer night, they struggle to reconcile their very different attitudes towards sex and relationships.  Can what happens in Key West stay in Key West?


The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter

Two hit men wait in a basement for their next assignment, communicating with an unknown person through a dumb waiter.  


Sorry by Timothy Mason

Two seemingly complete strangers meet… but were they ever really strangers?  Wayne has purposefully put himself in a position to meet Patricia, the girl he’s been admiring all along.  Realizing this, Patricia freaks out and tries to escape, not knowing that this encounter will leave a lasting impression on her self-image.


There is no late seating for any of the shows.  Some shows may contain adult language and themes.  Contact the Fine Arts Box Office for more information.  


Ticket Information: UA Fine Arts Box Office, (520) 621-1162, Open: M-F, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and one hour prior to evening and weekend show times.


Parking: Theatregoers may park in the Park Avenue Garage, located on Park Ave. just north of Speedway Blvd.  For weekday evening performances, you can pre-pay for parking.  Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight, take your parking ticket immediately to the garage cashier after parking.  Cashier is located on the east side of the main level.  Parking fee will be $3 (cash only).  After the performance, insert the parking ticket at the gate to exit.  Saturday and Sunday there is no charge to park.


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