January 24, 2003
Purdue Theatre students bring original works to stageWEST LAFAYETTE - Original works by a group of Purdue University theatre students highlight this year's Theatre Festival, which will take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday (1/30) through Saturday, Feb. 1, in the Stewart Center's Experimental Theatre.
Admission to the festival, co-sponsored by the Alpha Psi Omega student honorary society, is free. The audience will be seated on a first-come basis.
Student producers Matt Beran, a junior from Naperville, Ill., and Justin Karr, a junior from Columbus, Ind., decided to present a festival composed of original plays and scenes written by undergraduates in the Division of Theatre. Past festivals have focused on a single issue around which the production has been built.
"Our philosophy may seem to some to be a bit sketchy or incoherent," Beran says. "The pieces that make up the festival are a concoction of painted words formed into decorative sentences, which will hide our philosophy under a blanket of stories and analogies."
Plays included in the festival are:
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