HU prof Jay Duffer honored at playwright festival

 Huntington, Ind.— Jay Duffer, assistant professor of theatre arts and department chair, will be recognized as the third place winner in the Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival for his play, "Asleep in the Arms of God."

Set in the rural South, "Asleep in the Arms of God" explores relationships between a stoic Baptist preacher, his rebellious agnostic son, and a cynically paranoid grandson. "Humor, tragedy, plot twists, hidden secrets, historical events and deeply complex characters all interweave in a non-linear, episodic story to reveal a family conflicted in the paradoxes of religion and humanity," said Duffer.

The play will be part of the Civic Theatre's Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival, June 4-6, 2010 at the Allen County Public Library Auditorium. The event will include performances, panel discussion, and a workshop. For more information, call 260-422-8641, extension 221.

Click here to download the festival brochure.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. In 2008, listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” 2009 list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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