Flagler College Presents Two Nights of One-Act Plays

November 20, 2015

St. Augustine, Fla. — The Department of Theatre Arts at Flagler College announces “Façade of a Life,” a two-night series of one-act plays presented by the department’s graduating seniors as part of the college’s Senior Conservatory program. 

Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.:

•           “The Role of Della” by John Wooten, directed by senior Casey Buczkowski. An eager young actress has her eye set on the role of Della, but can she convince a cold, sarcastic director that she’s right for the part? A look at the contemporary audition process, giving new meaning to the phrase “stealing a scene.”

•           “Eleven Fifty-Six” by Michael Pearcy, directed by senior Rhian Franchebois. Is Nathan a terrorist? Has he planted a bomb? Or is he simply mad? Two intelligent characters lock horns in this tense thriller that literally counts down to an explosive climax.

•           “‘Identity Crisis” by Christopher Durang, directed by senior Liv Levine. Recovering from a nervous breakdown, Jane is nursed and nagged by her relentlessly cheerful mother and confused by her oversexed brother. Eventually all change characters, pointing up the near impossibility of self-identification in our uncertain times.

Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.:

•           “World Without Memory” by Seth Kramer, directed by senior Christian Altman. For Abe, the world keeps slipping away a moment at a time. At first he forgets little things, but it gets worse. Abe becomes a stranger in a strange land, unable to remember where he lives or the face of his own son-in-law. How do we live in a world without memory?

•           “Superheros” by Ian McWethy, directed by senior Ari Velazquez. For superheroes, saving the world is tough, but the time spent away from work is tougher. “Superheroes” is a funny, fast-paced series of vignettes that explores how caped crusaders deal with life in street clothes.

Senior Conservatory is a six-credit, semester-long course in which senior Theatre Arts majors master all aspects of producing a show, including selecting a piece and obtaining rights, casting and directing, set construction, light and sound design, costuming, and publicity. This course acts as the senior capstone course for the Theatre Arts Department at Flagler College. 

“Façade of a Life” will be presented at Lewis Auditorium, located at 14 Granada Street. Tickets are $5 general admission, purchased here or at the box office one hour before the show. Flagler College faculty and students are admitted free at the door. One ticket grants admission to both nights of shows. Each night will have one 15-minute intermission. For more information, call the box office at (904) 826-8600. 

If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Lynn Francisco at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three days’ notice.

Flagler College is a private, four-year comprehensive college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 29 majors, 34 minors and two pre-professional programs — the largest being business administration, communication, psychology and education. Small by intent, Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Fla. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagler as a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost. A Flagler education is less than half the cost of similar private colleges, and competitive with many state universities. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for its historic beauty. The centerpiece of the campus is the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a grand resort built in 1888 by Henry M. Flagler, an industrialist, railroad pioneer and co-founder of Standard Oil. The Ponce has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. For more on Flagler College, visit www.flagler.edu.