Production received multiple awards at
American College Theatre Festival in February
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - After sweeping many of the awards categories at the regional American College Theatre Festival in Fitchburg, Mass., Feb. 1-5, the Middlebury College Theatre Department advances to the national competition in Washington, D.C., with its production of Peter Barnes' "The Bewitched." The 38th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival will include performances of "The Bewitched" on Tuesday, April 18, and Wednesday, April 19, both at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theatre.
|"The Bewitched," as performed by the Middlebury College Theatre Department|
Scene from "The Bewitched"
Also advancing to the national festival are three individual Middlebury College students and a recent alumna. Junior Laura Harris, a theatre and film major, is an Irene Ryan National Acting finalist, and junior Paul Doyle, a theatre major, is a National Critics' Institute finalist. Senior Christina Galvez, a theatre major, will compete in the national festival with her set design for "The House of Yes" as will 2005 graduate Laura Eckelman, a theatre and physics major, with her lighting design for "The Last Night of Ballyhoo."
Middlebury College Assistant Technichal Director Hallie Zieselman was awarded the faculty fellowship in design, and is scheduled to attend the national festival to participate in workshops and master classes.
This year marks Middlebury's third appearance in the national festival at the Kennedy Center. In 1995, the college presented Howard Barker's "Scenes from an Execution," which was also directed by Romagnoli, and in 1997, the college performed "The Last Supper Restoration," which was written and directed by 1996 graduate Dan O'Brien, who received the Michael Kanin Playwriting Award that year.
Tickets to each performance of "The Bewitched," which is intended for mature audiences, are $5 and go on sale March 20 at the Kennedy Center Box Office, which can be reached at www.kennedy-center.org/tickets/