Fairfield University student theatre troupe presents 11 short plays in "Director's Cut"


Theatre Fairfield, Fairfield University's student theatre company, will present "Director's Cut 2002," a selection of 11 short, student-directed plays, on Thursday, Dec 5 and Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 and 9 p.m. at the PepsiCo Theatre at Fairfield University. Final performances will be Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 and 4 p.m.

"Director's Cut 2002" is the culmination of a semester-long project of students studying directing at the university and it will feature 24 actors. The directing ensemble, under the mentorship of Marti LoMonaco, Ph.D., director of Fairfield University's theatre program, includes: Megan Bell, Elizabeth Capinera, Lauren Drzata, Kristy Farrell, Jessica Harper, Angela Lewonczyk, Alex Pavone, Paul Robinson, Nicole Smith, Jason Stowe and Danny Williams.

The short plays range from "Layla Miserables," which follows the surreal journey of one man on the road to happiness, to "Truth and Sex," the story of a young couple discovering their fears and finding a deeper love. "Hope 'n Mercy" recreates the love and sin that lead up to a woman's death and the angst her grandmother goes through to find forgiveness. The imaginative "Cabbage Head" finds a young woman returning to her trailer park home to find her mother in an affair with the television, her father suffering unusual punishments and the refrigerator filled with cabbage.

Tickets are $12, $5 for students. For tickets, call the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts box office at (203) 254-4010. There is a special discount for those who wish to stay for two shows in one day. For more 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 15, 2002

Vol. 35, No. 123