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Winter One Acts Being Performed at MVNU March 6-8

LeadercastFebruary 6, 2014

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The MVNU drama program will present the Winter One Acts March 6-8, in Thorne Performance Hall. The three Winter One Acts being performed are "Speak of the Devil," "The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year," and "Once Upon a Winter One Act." Ticket prices are $3 for students and $5 for adults and can be purchased at the door.

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The first play, "Speak of the Devil," is a satirical farce about God, Jesus, and the Devil, written and directed by junior John Berk, co-directed by senior Megan Morgan. A loose parody of renaissance morality plays, with a modern sensibility, the play stars junior Sonny Panzica as Satan, and senior Katie Jugan as God, with four other students in supporting roles.

The second, "The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year," is directed by Danielle Rebon and written by John Guare. This minimalist comedy stars freshman Mariah Powell and junior Ryan Stevens as two unlikely lovers who meet on a park bench. The no-holds-barred comedy leads through a number of twists and turns before an effective surprise ending.

The final play is an epic fantasy musical, "Once Upon a Winter One Act," written by senior Zac Sherman. The play stars junior Katie Scott as Princess Evelyn, freshman Jeremiah Wrucke as Duncan, and freshman Caleb Gibbs as Scorch the Dragon. Eight other students make up the supporting cast.

The Winter One Acts will be performed March 6-7 at 7 p.m. and March 8 at 2:30 pm. This event is open to the public. Tickets are purchased at the door and are $3 for students and $5 for adults.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 29 states and 12 countries/U.S. territories.

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