Winter One Act Festival at Stevens

1/26/2010:

Some fantastic local arts and entertainment at the DeBaun Auditorium (5th and Hudson) this weekend!

Stevens Winter One Act Festival January 2010 Hoboken NJ Debaun auditorium

Stevens in the spotlight

DeBaun Center for Performing Arts is proud to present the Winter One Act Festival as part of its 2009–2010 Theater Series. The Festival will run for one weekend on January 29 & 30, 2010 at 8 p.m. in DeBaun Auditorium, 5th & Hudson Sts. in Hoboken, NJ.

The Winter One Act Festival features the works of established playwrights as Christopher Durang and David Ives along with Stevens faculty member Anthony Pennino; all are performed by Stevens students. The plays include: Sure Thing by David Ives, directed by Robert Gonzales Jr.; Howard Hopped the A-Train by Anthony Pennino, directed by Anthony Pennino; Variations on the Death of Trotsky by David Ives, directed by Anthony Pennino; and, The Actor’s Nightmare by Christopher Durang, directed by Robert Gonzales Jr.

DeBaun Center for Performing Arts presents the One Act Festivals at Stevens because “there’s a lot of theatrical talent at Stevens that is usually not seen by the general public,” says David Zimmerman, Executive Director. “We created the One Act Festivals to specifically focus on Stevens students, staff and faculty.”

See more information about the Stevens One Act Festival after the jump!!

(Stevens Winter One Act Festival, continued…)

Sure Thing

Written by David Ives, Directed by Robert Gonzales Jr., Performed by Declan Candela and Katie Ricculli
Sure Thing is a comic play featuring a chance meeting of two characters, Betty and Bill, whose conversation is continually reset by the use of a ringing bell, starting over when one of them responds negatively to the other.

Howard Hopped the A-Train

Written and directed by Anthony P. Pennino, Performed by Edward Delaney and Tom Oliphant
Howard Hopped the A-Train is a comedic look at a blue-collar worker, Howard, who happens to meet Jesus Christ on board the A-Train after being fired.

Variations on the Death of Trotsky

Written by David Ives, Directed by Anthony P. Pennino, Performed by Will Estes, Hilary Schrauth and Dylan Lupo
Variations on the Death of Trotsky depicts the death of Leon Trotsky in varying ways, diving into eight “variations” which depict the last day of Trosky’s life. Trotsky dies at the end of each “variation” and then continues on from near where the last “variation” left off, progressing the story a bit further each time.

The Actor’s Nightmare

Written by Christopher Durang, Directed by Robert Gonzales Jr., Performed by Frank Riccobono, Caroline Amaba, Molly Molino, Stefanie Moret and Tom Oliphant
The Actor’s Nightmare involves an accountant named George Spelvin who is mistaken for an actor’s understudy and forced to perform in plays for which he can’t actually remember attending any rehearsals or being a part of the production and doesn’t know any of the lines.

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