(BEAVER FALLS, Pa.) - Geneva College will present its annual One Act productions from Thursday, April 20, through Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Bagpiper Theater. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. all three evenings, along with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Admission is $3 for students/faculty and $5 for general admission. All tickets are available at the door.
The producers say to prepare yourself to laugh, to cry, to ponder, and to sigh wistfully. You will be carried away into several different worlds as student directors present you with acts on love, hate, conflict, truth, and new beginnings.
The student directors for this season’s production are Caitlin Radziewski, Alison Kolber, Tyler Piper, Regan Scott, and McKenna Pontoli. They will each offer five short shows: “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” by Nora and Delia Ephron, “Nasty Things, Murders” by Arthur Lovegrove, “Overtones” by Alice Gerstenberg, “Almost Maine” by John Cariani and “A Friend Nobody Wants” written by Geneva’s own Tyler Piper.
“A Friend Nobody Wants” writer and student director Tyler Piper enjoys watching his original piece come to life under his direction. “In previous performances, we had theater directors Mindy and Dr. Kuhns there to direct us,” he said. “Now it’s an interesting dynamic because we get to use what we’ve been taught and apply it to our own cast, along with finding new and unique ways to direct.”
Theater director Mindy Williams adds, “What I really like about One Acts is how many students can participate in the productions and exercise their creativity. Because of the diverse cast and content, the performances emphasize and draw in community.”
Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor. Offering over 40 traditional undergraduate majors and programs, Adult Degree Programs with fully online and classroom options, and high-demand graduate degrees, Geneva's programs are recognized for their high quality. U.S. News & World Report ranks Geneva as a Top Three Best Value Regional University with one of the Top 100 engineering programs in the nation. Adhering to the truth of Scripture, a Geneva education is grounded in God’s Word as well as in a core curriculum designed to prepare students vocationally to think, write and communicate well in today’s world.