Fairfield University's Theatre Fairfield ends 2009 with student-generated theatrical pieces in A Class Act


 

Image: A Class ActFairfield University's student performing group, Theatre Fairfield, ends the year 2009 with "A Class Act," a series of original and favorite pieces of theatre devised, written, created and produced by students. "A Class Act" plays Thursday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. Performances are at the PepsiCo Theatre on the Fairfield University campus. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $6 for seniors and University staff and $5 for all students. This event is a part of the University's 2009-2010 Arts & Minds series of events.

The work is performed in a series of four acts, which include devised theater pieces: "Bed Sheets," produced and directed by Jen Martin '10 and "Presumptions: Beauty," produced and directed by Amanda Xeller '11; "A 'Spring Awakening' Medley," co-directed by Nancy Laskowski '12 and Nicole Laskowski '12 and "Thoughts for your Pennies," an original one-act play written and directed by Kerry Davies '11.

"Bed Sheets" explores the material representation of human stories that surround the basest element within our lives, our bed sheets.

"Presumptions: Beauty" focuses on various personal concepts of beauty and on beauty as dictated by society. It delves into the question of how we view beauty and it poses alternative views of what it really means to be beautiful.

"A 'Spring Awakening' Medley" includes a selection of songs and short scenes from the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical "Spring Awakening" with music by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Steven Sater; based on the play of the same name by Franz Wedekind.

"Thoughts for your Pennies" is a comedy, described by Davies, as "rooted in truth," which speaks to the lengths to which people will go for their families and loved ones. Davies' work was last seen on the Fairfield University campus in TF Lab '09.

The ensemble of student work is mentored and guided by Theatre Fairfield's new acting professor, Mariah Sage.

Tickets are available online at quickcenter.com or by calling the Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 877-ARTS-396. Special offers and discounts are available through the Quick Center's e-mail list. Join, by contacting boxoffice@quickcenter.com. And become a fan of the Quick Center for the Arts on Facebook! Keep up-to-date with the latest performance news, plus special offers and discounts! Find the Quick Center at www.facebook.com/FairfieldQuickCenter.

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on November 18, 2009

Vol. 42, No. 130