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Milligan Festival of One Acts celebrates 30 years

MILLIGAN COLLEGE (Apr. 21, 2017) –Featuring one act plays directed, designed and performed by Milligan College students, the college’s Festival of One Act plays will offer two performances on April 25 and 26 at 6 p.m. in Milligan’s McGlothlin-Street Theatre, located in the Gregory Center. This event is free and open to the public.

“I can hardly believe the festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary,” said Richard Major, professor of theatre, who’s served at Milligan for 32 years. “Approximately 250 plays have been performed over the past three decades and hundreds of students have participated in the plays as either actors, directors or stage managers.”

Also celebrating a 30-year anniversary this year is the Milligan Theatre for Young Audiences, which Major founded in 1987, as well. The company has performed scores of original productions throughout the southeastern United States and, to date, has performed for nearly 200,000 young students in the region. In addition, he has a distinguished career as both an actor and director, and on three occasions, Major’s directorial work has been honored by the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., for excellence. He is the author of “Developing a Dynamic Drama Ministry.”

“These student plays will be fun, original and showcase the broad talent that Milligan’s students have to offer,” said Major.

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college 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 College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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