Lee Theatre presents evening of com­edy

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Lee Univer­sity’s Theatre Depart­ment will present “An Evening of Com­edy: A Col­lec­tion of Short Plays” by David Ives — an award-win­ning evening of come­dies that com­bine wit, in­tel­lect, satire and just plain fun.

Per­for­mances will take place at 7 and 9 p.m. on Fri­day, Nov. 3, and 7:30 p.m. on Satur­day, Nov. 4 and Nov. 9-11 in the Buzz Oates Theatre, lo­cated in Lee’s Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Arts Build­ing.

“As we were build­ing our sea­son, we were look­ing for some­thing that would pro­vide a va­ri­ety of roles for our stu­dents and a comedic piece for our au­di­ence,” said Dr. Chris­tine Wil­liams, play di­rec­tor and as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor of theatre at Lee.

“The idea to do a col­lec­tion of short plays was in­trigu­ing be­cause it al­lows for a larger num­ber of stu­dents to per­form and in­tro­duces our au­di­ence to the wide va­ri­ety of plays that ex­ist. David Ives is a mas­ter of short and comedic plays. I think while this ex­pe­ri­ence will be unique, our au­di­ences will en­joy this evening of short plays pro­duced at a level con­sis­tent with our usual sea­son of full- length pro­duc­tions,” said Wil­liams.

“Short play fes­ti­vals are very pop­u­lar in larger cities but it is less com­mon to see them per­formed in smaller com­mu­nity and re­gional the­atres,” said Wil­liams. “We thought this would be an ex­cel­lent ad­di­tion to our on­go­ing mis­sion to in­tro­duce our cam­pus and larger com­mu­nity to the large ar­ray of op­tions in the world of dra­matic lit­er­a­ture.”

Tick­ets will be avail­able at the Box Of­fice one hour be­fore cur­tain time. Tick­ets are $ 10 for adults and $7 for chil­dren, se­niors and stu­dents. Tick­ets are also avail­able on­line at lee­u­ni­ver­sity. edu/theatre. Re­served seat­ing is avail­able through the on­line process.

Lee Theatre rec­om­mends view­ing “An Evening of Com­edy: A Col­lec­tion of Short Plays” for ages 10 and up.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Lee stu­dents Scott Rust, Jake Cash, Han­nah Wig­gonton and Gabby McDon­ald re­al­ize they are see­ing double in “Enigma Vari­a­tions.”

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