Student Playwrights’ Showcase February 9­–11 at the Silver Center

January 25th, 2012 by Elizabeth

Three One-Act Plays by Plymouth State University Students

PLYMOUTH, N.H.—The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will showcase student-written one act plays at 7 p.m.  February 9–11 in Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts.

The productions are:

“Tickling the Ivories” by Anna Smith, a junior theatre arts major with options in dramatic writing and acting. The play takes place in the 1920s, when Russian pianist Sergei Kozlov becomes mistakenly but perilously mixed up with the mafia in New York City because of a language barrier. Kozlov quickly learns that living in America is not as easy as he thought it would be.

“The Angry Tomato” by Abbie Morin, a senior theatre arts major with the acting option.
The play portrays a young couple that moves into their first apartment together in celebration of a budding relationship. But as the months pass, they are soon faced with the struggles of diverging paths and different dreams. As Eli and Liv try to hold on to one another, they discover that love, with all of its exhilarating triumphs, vivid memories and excruciating blows, is truly a gray area.

This staged reading will be directed by PSU senior theatre arts and music major Ryann Willard from Forest, Va., and will feature original underscore compositions by Gregory Scherer. Scherer is a senior theatre arts and music major from Windham, N.H.

“The Devil’s Spit” by junior theatre arts major Luke Meierdiercks, from St. Johnsbury, Vt.
In “The Devil’s Spit,” a lone man travels on the road of his life. Facing many challenges and challengers, Hugo must decide where his priorities lie. Combining fantasy and reality, the play follows Hugo’s journey through a metaphoric world.

Tickets for the Playwrights’ showcase are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869.

General information about PSU events is online at ThisWeek@PSU,