Fairfield University's Theatre Fairfield presents "A Class Act"


Fairfield University's Theatre Fairfield announces its second production for the 2001-2002 season, "A Class Act," directed by Martha LoMonaco, Ph.D., director of the university's theater program. Performances are Saturday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m., in the university's PepsiCo Theatre. The production will be divided into two sections: "Creative Exposures," performances of original student poetry; and selected scenes from classic theatre.

"Creative Exposures" revives the longstanding relationship between the theater program and the English Department's creative writing program with the assistance of Professor Kim Bridgford, Ph.D.

Dr. LoMonaco states, "The collaboration between advanced acting and writing gives students the opportunity to explore the performable possibilities of poetry and short fiction. Writers submit the best of their work for consideration and the strongest pieces are chosen for performance. Actors learn the intricacies of oral interpretation and enjoy performing poetry and fiction written by fellow students."

In addition to "Creative Exposures," the advanced acting class will perform selected scenes from Patrick Marber's play, "Closer." This play deals with the difficulties of four individuals trying to find companionship in their adult lives. Also on the schedule are Richard Wilbur's translation of Moliere's "Tartuffe," a delightful comedy about hypocrisy and exposing a fraud, and Euripides' classic Greek revenge tragedy "Medea," translated by Rex Warner.

The actors in this production are: Kathe Almonte, Rehan Ansari, Megan Bell, Liz Capinera, Lara Eckler, Ed Kamens, Angela Lewonczyk, Marisa Marquez, Amy M. Mattulina, Kathleen Mooney, and Edward Walsh. Student writers whose works have been selected are: John Chenier, Scott Ferguson, Amanda Feverberg, Michael Grant, Kathy Morris, Marielena Roig, Idalia Rychlik, and Melissa Thompson.

Tickets are free, and will be available on a first come first served basis. Recommended arrival time is about thirty minutes before the performance to ensure a seat. For information call Theatre Fairfield at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2274.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on November 1, 2001

Vol. 34, No. 108