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‘Festival of One Act Plays,’ April 23-25

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (April 19, 2018)—Milligan College will once again host its annual “Festival of One Act Plays” April 23-25, 6 p.m. in the college’s McGlothlin-Street Theatre located in the Gregory Center. This event is free and open to the public.

“For over 30 years, literally hundreds of students have directed plays for the festival and nearly 2,000 students have performed,” said Richard Major, professor of theatre and founder of the festival. “We have another great lineup of student plays that will delight, move and entertain audiences of all ages.”

Major has served as the festival’s producer since its establishment. Pamela Adolphi will serve as technical director and sophomore Patrick Lines, of Fullerton, California, as lighting designer.

This year six student directors will make their directional debut:

On Monday, freshman Mandy Lorch, of Johnson City, Tennessee, will present Thornton Wilder’s “Queens of France,” a comedy about a creative lawyer who attempts to make money on the side by convincing his clients they have a secret identity. Lorch is a communications major with a cinema concentration.

Afterwards, sophomore Meaghan Rodgers, Johnson City, will present the comedy “Sure Thing” by David Ives. The play takes place in a coffee shop between two strangers. Rodgers is a child and youth development major.

On Tuesday, sophomore Gabrielle Lim, Bradenton, Florida, will present her original play titled “Acceptance.” The play centers on two sisters who argue and fight over the contents of a letter. Lim is a fine arts major with a cinema concentration.

Following Lim’s play will be “Post-Its: Notes on a Marriage” by Paul Dooley, directed by sophomore fine arts major Andrea Coggins, Johnson City. This one act focuses on the timeline of a marriage, all recorded on Post-It notes.

On Wednesday, senior Averie Vines, Johnson City, will direct the comedy “Two Truths and a Lie” by Mary Michael Wagner. Two ex-lovers fight over their shared apartment by playing the game two truths and a lie. Vines is a worship leadership and humanities major.

Afterwards, sophomore fine arts major Taylor Williams, Afton, Tennessee, will direct his original script “Unprepared,” a comedy about performing a play.


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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