Huntington to present annual One-Act Play Festival

 Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University students will present the annual One-Act Play Festival on May 4 and 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre of the Merillat Center for the Arts. Led by Huntington student directors, two works will showcase the talents of the university’s actors and designers. The public is invited to attend, and general admission is $2.

For tickets, call the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at (260) 359-4261.

Student director Kristen Kohaut will present “Trifles,” a play by Susan Glaspell about two wives who accompany their husbands during an investigation of a man who has been murdered. By looking at the details the men deem insignificant, the women discover a surprising motive for the crime and the killer. During this investigation, the women struggle between turning the killer over to the law and choosing to have compassion for the killer.

“I chose this show because it’s a clear deception of a woman’s struggle in the world,” said Kohaut. “In the play the women discover how important it is to be there for one another.”

Kohaut’s cast includes Rebekah Posegate, Deanna Repic, Matthias Austin and Christopher Betz. Her crew includes Alicia Bonham as stage manager.

Keeley Lewis will direct “When God Comes to Breakfast, You Don’t Burn the Toast,” a story about what to do when “The Almighty God” drops in for breakfast. When Harry and Beatrice Katzman are faced with this situation, the commonplace and the totally unexpected come together in a flurry of humor and excitement.

The cast includes Cassandra Quinn, Peter Owens and Neil Rupp. Her crew includes Ryan Yoder as stage manager, Cassandra Quinn as props master, Abi Allwein as costume designer, Brad DeYoung as lighting and sound designer and Keeley Lewis as set designer.


Kristen Lynne Kohaut (director), a junior theatre performance major from Mount Olive, N.J.

Rebekah Posegate (“Mrs. Hale”), a sophomore theatre education major from Lake Villa, Ill.

Deanna Repic (“Mrs. Peters”), a sophomore theatre performance major from Aliquippa, Penn.

Matthias Austin (“Country Attorney”), a sophomore theatre performance from Wheaton, Ill.

Christopher Betz (“Mr. Hale”), a senior theatre performance major from Blissfield, Mich.

Alicia Bonham (stage manager), a freshman theatre education major from Upland, Ind.

“When God Comes to Breakfast, You Don’t Burn the Toast”

Keeley Lewis (director), a junior theatre performance major from Manchester, Iowa

Cassandra Quinn (“Beatrice”), a junior theatre and sociology double major from Bedford, Ind.

Peter Owens (“Harry”), a freshman bible and religion major from Indianapolis, Ind.

Neil Rupp (“God”), a senior elementary education major from Blissfield, Mich.

Ryan Yoder (stage manager), a freshman theatre performance major from Hoagland, Ind.

Cassandra Quinn (props master), a junior theatre and sociology double major from Bedford, Ind.

Abi Allwein (costume designer), a sophomore theatre performance major from Fort Wayne, Ind.

Brad DeYouung (lighting and sound designer), a junior theatre design major from Lansing, Ill.

Keeley Lewis (set designer), a junior theatre performance major from Manchester, Iowa
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. 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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