Join us for an evening of one act plays we have entitled FRAYED.
The first two plays are sister plays entitled Graceland and Asleep On The Wind, both written by Ellen Byron and produced with permission from Dramatists Play Service.
The third and final play is a musical revue entitled Sentimental Journey: The Music of World War II, written by former student Scott Daniel and licensed through MattocS Productions.
GRACELAND – directed by Jaime Giangrande-Holcom
The place is the front entrance of Graceland, the late Elvis Presley's Memphis mansion, the time, five o'clock in the morning, three days before the estate is to be opened to the public. Two ardent Presley fans, Bev and Rootie, are camped out before the gates, each determined to be the first to enter the sacred precincts.
ASLEEP ON THE WIND – directed by Lisa Vorreiter
The time is ten years before the time of GRACELAND, the place, a small clearing in Bayou Teche, Louisiana, the "special place" that Rootie refers to in the other play. This is where Rootie and her favorite brother, Beau, a handsome, sensitive and restless young man of thirty come to talk in private about his plans to join the army and fight in Viet Nam.
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY: The Music of World War II – directed by Lisa Vorreiter
A nostalgic look back through the fabulous music of the 1930s and 1940s. This revue follows three couples as they journey through the music of the time. Beautiful harmonies and intricate choreography bring us all back to a time when fashion elegant, music was melodic and patriotism was at a high.