Fire and Ice Features Ten-Minute Plays

Friday, February 13, 2009

Life is chock-full of exciting, fiery moments as well as those that chill us to the bone. What happens if you become a ghost in your afterlife? What if you have a stalker who happens to be a neighbor? How would you feel if someone told you the chilling truth?

Enjoy an evening of laughter and reflection as the West Georgia Theatre Company presents “Fire and Ice,” its annual student written and directed annual production of eight ten-minute plays. These topics and more come to life as the West Georgia Theatre Company presents “Fire and Ice,” a series of student written, directed and designed ten-minute plays. Witness what’s on the minds of the West Georgia Theatre Company students when they show their talents at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts.

A special community preview will take place on Tuesday, Feb.17, at 7:30 p.m. for the reduced price of $3. “Fire and Ice” runs Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 18 - 21 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the Richard L. Dangle Theatre.

The production features eight ten-minute plays written and directed by students. The moods are as different as fire and ice. From teenage comedy to social satire to insightful drama, the show offers a time for introspection and humor. The production kicks off with “Facts” by Jeff Shirley of Rockmart. The teenage comedy revolves around a sarcastic antagonist who blurts out upsetting information to draw out distinct emotions.

Two female roommates come face to face with a stalking next door neighbor in “Creeper,” by Shelley Hubbard of Dallas. “In Case of Emergency,” by Janelle Turco of Kennesaw, is a serio-comedy, where long distance girlfriend Diane becomes a constant figment of thoughts and insecurities in her boyfriend Brian’s head. In “Roses” by Newnan native Marie Estes, two young girls reflect how a world without color is a world with no life.

Buford’s Hope Mullinax offers a hilarious depiction of a lack of good vocabulary in “Specific.” “The War Between Us” by College Park’s Chantal Mpezo features a high impact drama where an interracial relationship is jeopardized by the opposing forces of the monster-in-law. “Ten ‘Til Trisha,” by Alex Turbyfield of Conyers, depicts three opposite people who struggle to bring Queen Trisha back to life. “The Underwhelming Truth About Ghosts,” by Matt Hambrick of Marietta, is a glimpse at the comical and senseless battles between the spirits of good and evil.

Enjoy an evening of laughter and reflection as the West Georgia Theatre Company presents its annual student written production. Student tickets are free with UWG ID, guests are $10 and seniors are $7. For more ticket information call the Townsend Center Box Office at (678) 839-4722.