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Theatre Program to Stage Original Play Outdoors April 22, 24, and 25

4/16/2010 —

Penn State York’s Drama Club and students in the theatre program will head to the Penn State Woods on campus for three performances of a new play, St. Landry Wild Life, written by Stuart Stelly, Ph.D., instructor in English at Penn State York and the adviser for the theatre group. The performances are set for Thursday, April 22 and Saturday, April 24 at 5:30 p.m. The performance Sunday, April 25, is at 3 p.m.

The play, a comedy/drama, is set in the wilderness of south Louisiana and focuses on a young Cajun who is determined to continue living as his father did—hunting, fishing, and, especially, poaching—even though his new wife insists that he change and a new game warden is determined to arrest him. With this premiere, the campus theatre program continues its commitment to staging original work by Penn State York writers. In the past two years, the program has staged several works by student writers. The upcoming production of Stelly’s play is the first premiere of a work by a faculty member.

The cast includes Penn State York students Ed Drabik, Dallastown, Pa.; Ritesh Maheshwari, Mumbai, India; Deysi Sanchez-Angulo, York, Pa.; Angela Steco, Lancaster, Pa.; Ryan Stough, Dover, Pa.; and Matt Sutton, Etters, Pa. The assistant director is Tonisha Price, York, Pa.

The performance is free for Penn State York students, faculty and staff; $5 for other students; and $10 for all others. Please bring a lawn chair to the performance. For more information on the play, please contact Stelly at (717) 771-4185 or tss11@psu.edu.

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