Hastings College Department of Theatre Arts students direct one-act plays

Note to Media: Press nights are at 8 p.m., Monday, March 4 and at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 5 in Scott Studio Theatre. For more information, contact Jim Fritzler at (402) 461-7348 or jfritzler@hastings.edu.
Each spring, Hastings College’s theatre arts majors in their junior or senior year perform, direct or produce a capstone project which draws together the students’ talents and experiences. For Capstones 2013, Abby Phelps, a senior from Emporia, Kans., will direct “The Courier” by Carol Mack while Becca Holloway, a senior from Grand Island, Neb., will direct “The Truth About Christmas” by Daniel Pearle.
These one-act play productions are scheduled for 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, March 7-9 and at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 10 in the Scott Studio Theatre (806 N. Turner Ave.) Note these performances contain mature language and subject matter.
The Box Office will open Thursday February 28 and will remain open Monday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m.  Tickets are $8 general and $5 for seniors and non-HC students. Call (402) 461-7380 or e-mail tickets@hastings.edu.
Hastings College Department of Theatre Arts presents
The Courier
By Carol Mack 
In this one-act play about The Patriot Act by 2 men, one a prisoner and the other his interrogator.
Professor/ Recruiter/ Doctor – Johnny Johnson, Grand Island, Neb.
Courier/ (Young Man) / Policeman/ Interrogator – Jacob Gilchrist, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Director – Abby Phelps, Emporia, Kans.
Stage Manager – Kyle Bell, Julesburg, Colo.
The Truth About Christmas
By Daniel Pearle
At a private girls’ school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, one student’s behavior leads to a series of escalating acts of violence. In the aftermath of the scandal, three mothers and a guidance counselor try to come to terms with their confusion and anger, struggling to understand what went wrong and who can be held responsible.
Shelly- Leah Stovall, Grand Island, Neb.
Lori – Emma Parrish, Sterling, Colo.
Bertha – Emily Funkey, Hastings, Neb.
Janie – Sallie Myers, Thermopolis, Wyo.
Remy – MaKayla Kort, Grand Island, Neb.
Director – Becca Holloway, Grand Island, Neb.
Stage Manager –Alex Goerner, Longmont, Colo.
Master Electrician/ Board Operator: Beth Wilkins, Omaha, Neb.
Sound Designer/ Lighting Crew: Matt Cashoili, Doniphan, Neb.
House/ Sound Board Operator:Tyler Donovan, Thornton, Colo.
Spot Operator: Rachel Klopp, Omaha, Neb.
Costumes Crew Head: Tess Bruner, Shelton, Neb.
Props Designer: Jasmine Radetski, Calhan, Colo.

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