Three student-written plays to be presented March 7-10

Monday, March 4, 2013

A trio of original plays written by three DePauw University students will be presented March 7-10 by the DePauw Theatre.

"Battle, Baby, Bird: New Works by DePauw Playwrights" includes "Potato, Potato (Po-tay-toe, Po-tah-toe)", written by senior Will Freske; "The Curse," by senior Amanda Feller; and "Hawk," which is the work of junior Elise Lockwood.

The Thursday-Saturday performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Moore Theatre, located within DePauw's Green Center for the Performing Arts.

The Sunday, March 10 performance will be a 3 p.m. matinee. Steve Timm, professor of communication and theatre, is the director of the productions.

Everyone is invited to attend an opening night reception following the Thursday performance, as well as a talk-back session after the Friday night show.

This latest production spotlights DePauw Theatre's long tradition of encouraging and developing student-written plays. The works being presented in "Battle, Baby, Bird" were created in a class taught by Professor Timm in the fall 2012 semester.

One of the student writers, Will Freske, says it's exciting to have his work performed by fellow students.

"These plays have sword fights and potatoes, jilted lovers and a poorly constructed dead hawk made from a frozen chicken. What else can you ask for?"

The Sunday performance will be televised by DePauw's student television operation, D3TV, and will be streamed live on the outlet's website.

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