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Purchase College Presents a Series of Drama Studies Productions, Feb. 28-March 29

Date Released: 2/19/2008

The Purchase College School of Humanities presents a series of new plays written and directed by students in the Drama Studies program, February 28-March 29. The plays are the senior projects of the young directors, who, in most cases, are also the playwrights. All productions begin at 8 PM in the Humanities Theatre of the Durst Family Humanities Building. Admission is $5. For more information and reservations, call 914-251-6591.

Purchase College, State University of New York, is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, N.Y.

Lorisse Alicia Ortiz-Bentiné is the writer and director of (silence), a dramatic interpretation of life in the head of one woman as portrayed through a live audience and 12 cast members. This performance-art driven anti-play will be presented February 28, 29 and March 1.

Steven Ringwald directs Grammy Jean’s Spaghetti Dinner, written by fellow student Ed Cress, Farmingdale, N.Y., March 7-9. This new American farce is set in Schroon, N.Y., at the home of Jean Harper, the grandmother of the newly engaged Samantha Harper. Samantha has brought her fiancé Philip Browning, a proper English lad, to Schroon to meet her family, an experience that can only be described as “unique.”

Ashley Howard directs My Tapestry: Coming into Reality, a play she also wrote, March 27-29. The play tells the story of one woman and her journey out of fantasy and into real life.