Athenian Players to present Modern American One Acts

one-actsThe Athenian Players of Athens State University present productions of a grouping of modern American one act plays by Susan Gaspell and Eugene O’Neill. The plays will include “Trifles” and “The Outside” by Glaspell, and “The Web,” “Before Breakfast,” and “The Rope,” by O’Neill. These vignettes, directed by Assistant Professor of Drama Dr. Hugh Long, will be held in McCandless Hall on the Athens State Campus.

Gaspell was as an American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, actress, novelist, and journalist who is known to have composed nine novels, fifteen plays, over fifty short stories. O’Neill was the first American dramatist to regard the stage as a literary medium and the first U.S. playwright to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Performances will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday April 16, 17, and 18 and Thursday, Friday and Saturday April 23, 24, and 25 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will be held on Sunday April 19 at 2:00 p.m. Admission will be charged at the door and is $10.00 per person, $7.00 for students and seniors.

Dr. Kimberly Jack will design costumes; Tracy Szappan will serve as Stage Manager; and Victoria Cochran as Technical Director.

More information can be found at www.athens.edu/athenianplayers.