Production of “Violet Sharp” Invited to Major Regional Theater Festival

Posted on 11/26/2008 11:53:52 AM

The IUP Department of Theater and Dance’s early Fall production of Violet Sharp has been invited to perform at the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in January 2009.  This major regional festival (for showcasing outstanding creative work submitted by well over one hundred colleges and universities from the five-state region of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland as well as the District of Columbia) is inviting only nine productions to continue on a competitive level towards possible national recognition at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in April. Violet Sharp is a new play written by William Cameron, focusing on a side story of the infamous Lindbergh kidnapping in 1932.  This is the sixth time in the last seven years that IUP’s theater productions have been invited to this prestigious level of competition.