UVM Department of Theatre Presents Spring Festival of Plays
- By Wayne H Tetrick
The creative talents of the UVM Department of Theatre’s Class of 2013 are showcased with the annual presentation of the Spring Festival of Plays, running April 18-21 on the stage of the Royall Tyler Theatre. The festival is the culmination of years of training and represents the final projects of the senior seminar class, under the instruction of Department Chair Gregory Ramos. This year’s festival comprises three unique programs, consisting of seven diverse performances which include two original works by members of the senior seminar Class, one full-length production and four adaptations of works by contemporary playwrights, all brought to life by the collaborative efforts of student directors, writers, designers and actors.
The productions are presented in three groups over six performances, allowing audience members two opportunities to see each program. General admission tickets are $7 per group; with the purchase of two different groups, the third is free. Group A performs Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m. Group B performs Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m. Group C performs Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Betrayal by Harold Pinter
Harmony and Form by Chad Bigelow, Jonah Kasper and David Luongo
Clit Notes by Holly Hughes
Visitor from Forest Hills by Neil Simon
Vampire Lesbians of Sodom by Charles Busch
Cheater’s Prayer by Tiesha Adams
Brilliant Traces by Cindy Lou Johnson
Due to mature material the Spring Festival of Plays is not recommended for younger audiences.
The 2013 senior class includes Tiesha Adams, Chad Bigelow, Erica Coggio, Ariel Cohen, Alice Corvo, Mia Haiman, Ryan Howland, Matthew Jenks, Zakary Juckett, Jonah Kasper, David Luongo, Colby Morgan, Eric Murray, Kaitlyn Prairie, Max Redman and Grace Trapnell.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office of the Royall Tyler theatre, located at 116 University Place or by calling (802) 656-2094. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.