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Milligan holds annual One Act Festival

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (April 21, 2009) – Milligan College students will present six plays and several student films next week at the college’s annual One Act Plays and Film Festival. One Act plays will be held April 28-30, at 6 p.m. in the Elizabeth Leitner Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts. Films will be shown on Friday, May 1, at 6 p.m. in the Gregory Center as well. All events are free and open to the public.

The One Act play festival began in 1987 by Richard Major, professor of theater at Milligan College, as an opportunity for theatre students to produce and direct their own productions.

Students directing in this year’s one act festival are: Kaity Aigner of Ferrum, Va., Brittany Curtis of Knoxville, Tenn., Daniel Wallen of Kingsport, Katie Purchase of Elizabethton, Hailey Williams of Blountville and B.J. Krug of Milligan College.

The student directors choose a play, conduct auditions, cast and rehearse the play. In addition to the directors, numerous Milligan students perform in the plays and each director has a student stage manager.

“One of the great by-products of the festival has been our inclusion of short films produced by Milligan communication majors,” said Dr. Carrie Swanay, chair of the area of performing, visual and communicative arts.

This year’s films are produced by Adam Chapman, Brad Eastridge and Caleb Hughes.

The communications area also will recognize outstanding student achievement by presenting awards during the Film Festival on Friday.

For more information contact Pam Adolphi at 423.461.8478, or email psadolphi@milligan.edu.


Tuesday, April 29

•  “Bedlam Moon” directed by Daniel Wallen
•  “Ferris Wheel” directed by Kaity Aigner with Amy Shepherd state managing

Wednesday, April 30

•  “The Actor’s Nightmare” directed by Bri Curtis with Brandon Jones state managing
•  “La Mouche” directed by Hailey Williams with Kara Patterson stage managing

Thursday, April 31

•  “Variations on the Death of Trotsky” directed by B.J. Krug with Melanie Richards stage managing
•  “Rothko Room” directed by Katie Purchase with Gary Purchase stage managing

Friday, May 1

•  “Zone of Fire” written and directed by Adam Chapman
•  “Page Six” and “The Bread of Affliction” written and directed by Brad Eastridge
•  “Least of These” written and directed by Caleb Hughes.


MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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