Studio Series 2016-2017
A series of one-act plays directed by senior Theatre students
All performances in Scales Fine Arts Center’s Ring Theatre
Limited seating, tickets on sale one hour before curtain. Tickets are $3 (price includes NC sales tax). CASH ONLY!
Late admission to Ring Theatre is not permitted!
Studio Series I
January 29-30 at 7:30 PM & January 31 at 4:30 PM
The Stronger by August Strindberg
directed by Shane Lutz
The Stronger is a short play that explores the complex range of emotions felt by Madame X when she encounters Mademoiselle Y, her husband’s former mistress, at a fashionable cafe. Calling Mademoiselle Y worn out and evil, Madame X says that the triumph of her marriage proves she is the stronger of the two — even though these words ring hollow, as she attempts to deceive only herself.
Eye of the Beholder by Kent Broadhurst
directed by Ashton Smalling
Two painters, James and Barney, work on painting a model, Leon, in their studio. The two artists use drastically different approaches to painting, inevitably clashing and leading to a heated, and humorous, debate about the meaning of art and the superiority of one approach over the other. James is meticulous while Barney is impulsive. Leon finds it increasingly difficult to maintain his composure as the verbal battle rages around him until finally, he too, joins the fray. In the end, the three come to an understanding of how they can resolve their differences- leading to a surprising climax of the play.
Studio Series II
March 19-20 at 7:30 PM & March 21 at 4:30 PM
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