Troy University Theatre presents “Winter Shorts”

Posted: Friday, 08 January 2010

TROY, Ala.—Troy University Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Winter Shorts” Jan. 11 and 12 in the Upstairs Theatre in Malone Hall.

“Winter Shorts” is a series of acts, excerpts, and short plays directed by students in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Some productions will contain profanity and adult subject matter.

“These young, innovative directors and actors are presenting selections from musical theatre, Pulitzer-prize winning drama, cutting-edge dark comedy, and an original play written by one of the directors,” said Quinton Cockrell, a Theatre and Dance lecturer who is coordinating the student productions. “‘Winter Shorts’ is a perfect opportunity to see the minds and artistic souls of the theatre professionals of tomorrow.”

The productions begins at 6 p.m. each day, beginning with “The Apple Tree,” Act 1 of a musical about Adam and Eve by Mark Twain, directed by Brittany Byrd, a junior theatre major from Greenville. Following at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 will be “Proof,” Act 1 by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Auburn, directed by Alex Piper, a senior theatre major from Cullman; and, at 8 p.m., “Ancient History,” a one-act comedy by David Ives and directed by Brett Warnke, a senior theatre major from Huntsville.

Tuesday’s productions will begin with “Love at First,” an original one-act play by Doug Watkins, a junior international relations major from Madison. At 7 p.m., Heather Leyde, a senior theatre major from Florence, will direct “A Devil Inside,” and at 8 p.m. Caroline Franklin, a sophomore theatre major from Troy, will direct excerpts from “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea,” a study of alienation and love by John Patrick Shanley.

Seating is extremely limited. For more information, please contact Adena H. Moree, director of Theatre and Dance at 334 670-3714.