By Malachi Thornton
College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Theatre Program will present the annual Festival of One-Act Plays and Scenes Dec. 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bridges/Larson Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center.

“The Festival of One-Acts and Scenes is entirely student-chosen and student-directed,” said Dr. Kevin Browne, academic director and associate professor of Theatre. “Featuring roughly 40 actors from various campus majors and minors, it is truly a community event.”

The festival is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Doors open at 7 each night. Seating will be limited.

The Festival of One-Act Plays and Scenes is the capstone for UCA Theatre majors and one of the most popular events in the theatre program. The plays are all directed and produced by UCA Theatre students enrolled in the Directing Class, with the assistance of more than 50 cast and crew members.

This year’s lineup, with ratings, includes:

  • Monday, Dec. 4: “Perfect” by Mary Gallagher, directed by Brynn Thomas, rated PG-13; “A Death in Bethany” by Garry Williams, directed by Courtney Ashley-Pauley, PG-13; “Boys’ Life” by Howard Korder, directed by John Anderson, PG-13; “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife” by Charles Busch, directed by Ryan Green, rated R.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 5: “Between Here and Where You Are” by Bambi Everson, directed by Ashleigh Plastiras, PG-13; “Speech and Debate” by Stephen Karam, directed by Mark A. Burbank, PG-13; “Red Speedo” by Lucas Hnath, directed by Levi Smith, PG-13.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6: “Life Under Water” by Richard Greenberg, directed by Morgan Stephens, PG-13; “How I Learned To Drive” by Paula Vogel, directed by Megan Haley, rated R; “Blackbird” by David Harrower, directed by Brynn Woods, rated R; “Sordid Lives” by Del Shores, directed by Erin Weindorf, rated R.

For more information, contact Pearson at 501-450-5092 or melissap@uca.edu.

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Music, and Film, Theatre and Creative Writing, as well as the School of Communication. The College’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call 501-450-3293.