Drama Society Collaborates with Tree City Playhouse

Posted Apr 6th, 2016 by Helene Sheets  Category: Arts & Entertainment


The Lourdes University Drama Society student organization is pleased to announce its collaboration with Tree City Playhouse, a new community theatre programming effort of the Sylvania Community Arts Commission (SCAC). The groups’ inaugural production will be the Festival of One Acts during the weekend of April 8-10 at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. The Festival of One Acts showcases ten “10-minute” plays featuring original works by the winners of the Drama Society’s 2015 One Act Playwriting Competition.

This most recent competition received over 120 submissions from across the U.S., Canada and New Zealand. Dan Borengasser of Springdale, AR, was awarded first-place for his short comedy Losing Proposition. The play takes place at a speed-dating event where Ellen meets Wilson and finds it’s sometimes hard to tell the winners from the losers.

Second-place playwright Laura Londagin of Chewelah, WA, submitted Chipotle in which the customers at a popular new eatery will do just about anything as they vie for a good spot in line just before opening. La Vie en Rose by Allan Provost of Miami, FL, captured third place. His play is about former lovers who reminisce about their failed relationship only to discover fate has played a cruel trick on them.

Keith Ramsdell, former Drama Society Advisor and Artistic Director for Tree City Playhouse, noted this is the ninth year for the Festival of One Acts and he’s excited the groups are working together to continue the tradition. He’s also grateful for the support of the Sylvania Community Arts Commission. “Our vision is to bring accessible, educational and family-friendly theatre to the Sylvania community and our affiliation with SCAC will help us accomplish that goal,” says Mr. Ramsdell.

Performances are scheduled for Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.sylvaniaarts.org by clicking on “Theater;” or by calling 419-517-0118. They can also be purchased at the door prior to each performance.

Lourdes University Drama Society
The Lourdes University Drama Society is one of the institution’s most active student organizations. Students can take advantage of several opportunities offered through the Drama Society including acting, crew work, marketing, props and tech.

About Lourdes University
Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Center for Science Education & the Environment, and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211.

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