Double BillGAMBIER, Ohio (November 10, 2004) Kenyon seniors will bring years of training to fruition when the Kenyon College Dramatic Club presents a weekend of short plays beginning at 8:00 p.m. from Thursday, November 11, through Sunday, November 14, in the College's Hill Theater.
The productions are part of the senior exercise for five Kenyon students, who will serve as actors, directors, and stage managers. The senior exercise enables students to take everything they've learned and apply it to works that compel them to a new level of mastery. In addition to those fulfilling requirements for the senior exercise, more than 45 Kenyon students will contribute their talents to the productions as part of the Department of Dance and Drama's rich tradition of rigor and camaraderie.
Yellowman, written by Dael Orlandersmith and directed by senior Catherine Papai, will be performed on Thursday and Saturday, November 11 and 13. The story, set in rural South Carolina, features Alma, whose mother tells her she is too big, too black, and too ugly to ever amount to anything, and Eugene, whose father tells him he is a failure because of his light skin color. The play was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize.
Naomi Wallace's One Flea Spare, directed by senior Andrew Vaught, is scheduled for performance on Friday and Sunday, November 12 and 14. This powerful play touches upon class and gender and the pressures of a plague upon internal and external human constructs. Set during the Great Plague of 1665, the story concerns a wealthy couple whose twenty-eight-day quarantine in their boarded-up house is almost complete when two vagrants invade their home in the middle of the night.
The Kenyon College Box Office is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. during the week of the performances and for one hour before each performance. Admission is $1 and there are no reserved seats.