Original Student Plays Being Performed by McMurry Theatre Department

  Gary Ellison
  Friday, April 8, 2016 10:01 AM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

The McMurry Theatre Department will be staging four plays written by McMurry students on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 14-16 . Three of the plays are one-acts that were selected from the work of the Playwriting class offered last spring, and the fourth is a 10-minute play that was a winner in the inaugural 10-minute play competition put on by the Texas Educational Theatre Association this year. 

Three Stones was written by Kirsten Mauritsen ’15. It takes place in the latter part of the 19th century and revolves around three women who married three brothers and are the advance settlers for a larger group of settlers to follow. The three men have recently been killed in a fierce electrical storm and the women are faced with deciding their future. 

Brotherly Love is by Lacey Reece '17 and tells the story of a driving rivalry between two brothers who work together in the real estate business. 

The last of the one-acts is Going Back(ward) Home about a young man from a small West Texas town bringing his girlfriend from a Northeastern college to meet friends and family. It is a comedy about culture shock and relationships, written by Charles Hughes '16. 

Viewpont is the TETA 10-minute play contest winner written by Karl Taylor ’15. In it, we see two men standing on top of a tall building in an urban setting discussing the past and the future. 

All four plays will be performed each night beginning at 7:30 p.m. General admission seating is free for McMurry faculty, staff, and students, and $5 for the general public. Tickets are available at the door.  Some of the plays do contain some strong language.

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