Theatre Fairfield presents nine short plays featuring student directors' work

Theatre Fairfield presents nine short plays featuring student directors' work

Theatre Fairfield announces "Directors' Cut," a delightful evening of nine short plays that premieres the directing talents of nine student directors. Performances will be at the PepsiCo Theatre, located on the Fairfield University campus, on Thursday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 9, at 8 p.m. with a Sunday matinee on Dec. 10 at 2 p.m.

The novice directors, Tess Brown, Kelly Henn, Tim King, Liz Krane, Katie McLaughlin, Jared Mezzocchi, Jonathan Perez, Jodie Pfau, and Wendy Scola, are in their junior and senior years as Theatre majors or minors at Fairfield University. All are currently members of Dr. Martha LoMonaco's class in the "Art of Directing." The talented nine are Theatre Fairfield veterans who have performed, designed and assistant directed shows over the past three years.

All "Directors' Cut" plays appear in a new anthology, "35 in 10: Thirty-Five Ten-Minute Plays," compiled and edited by noted local playwright Kent R. Brown.

Relationships of varying types are a pervasive theme in the evening's offerings. Scola's directorial project, written by Mr. Brown, is entitled "Playtime" and focuses on the problems a desperate mother must confront when trying to bring home her runaway daughter; "Short Term Affairs," plumbs the male perspective in looking for a commitment-free relationship; "Grunions," follows the plight of a young married couple, alone on a beach, watching fish perform their annual mating ritual as the couple struggles to keep their relationship fresh and exciting; and "18 Holes," examines the friendship between two close companions who can clearly talk about anything as they play their usual round of golf.

Tickets are $12 general admission, $6 for seniors and University staff, and $5 for students. To purchase tickets, call the Quick Center Box Office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. For more information visit

Posted On: 11-14-2006 10:11 AM

Volume: 39 Number: 86