Written by Kate Harner
Willimantic, CT - Students from Eastern Connecticut State University's Performing Arts Department will perform the Phoenix New Play Series on March 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theatre. The public is invited. Admission is free.
This year's New Play is "Quyne Paterson," written by Charlie Cheng and directed by Shane Kegler '10. The play takes place in a diner on Dec. 1, 1941 in
Cheng, who attended Eastern for several years and graduated from the Academy of Arts University in 2002, drew inspiration from his own life while writing the play. "I hadn't seen my father in more than a decade, but I knew that if I called him, I would not get that great Hollywood ending that I wanted," said Cheng. "However, it is important to remember that life goes on and people will change. If you don't forgive them, you're stuck in limbo."
Delahanty, who stars as
The Phoenix New Play Series are rehearsed readings of new plays. Ellen Brodie, professor/director of theatre, has organized this year's series with the help of Kegler, president of Eastern's Drama Society.
For more information, contact Lana Raymond at (860) 465-5325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.