The last Phoenix Players production of the semester begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Cellar Pub, on its last open night of the semester.
The 10-Minute Play Festival is a series of short plays written and directed by students and faculty. Tonight's program will includes these staged readings:
* “Ariadne,” a bizarre surreal piece set on a desert island, by Professor Robert Gross;
* “And the Moral Is,” a comedy about pressure with a Greek twist, by Jules Ferraro, a sophomore;
* “El,” a romantic drama where no one is as they seem, by Hallie Martensen, a first-year;
* “The Dagger of Distance,” a dramatic piece about the pain of being away from loved ones, by Chris Rakovic, a first-year;
“On Being Patient,” a skewed love story about finding the middle path, by Professor Dave Dannenfelser; and
* “A Play About Jonah Levy,” a genre-bending comedy about the reflective processes of theater, by Jonah Levy, a sophomore.
The cast will include the four student playwrights and Erika Clement, a sophomore; Amillie Coster, a senior; Ezie Cotler, a junior; Shannon Elliot and Sydney Hess, first-years; Danisha Holcomb, a sophomore; Quinn Hurley, a senior; Benjamine Mason, a sophomore; Hayley Mason, a first-year; Katharine Sanford, a sophomore; Mike Soder,Mario Sola and Deana Stuart, first-years; Nathan Taxel, a junior; Ben Vargas, a first-year; Jaclyn Wagner, a sophomore; Colleen Wahl, a senior.
All are invited.