Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on January 12–16, 2010. An IUP production, A Year with Frog and Toad, has been selected for inclusion in the festival.
The festival is expected to draw 800 to 1,000 attendees from colleges and universities across an eight-state region and the District of Columbia.
Frog and Toad is the seventh IUP production in eight years selected for the regional competition, which accepted only nine of about fifty productions entered for consideration. Region II includes more than eighty participating colleges and universities.
The festival honors excellence of overall production and offers student artists individual recognition through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, criticism, directing and design.
Performances of five festival productions will be open to the community January 13–16 in Fisher Auditorium. Public performances include the following:
Tickets are $10 and will be available at the Performing Arts Center Grand Lobby Ticket Office starting two hours before the performance. For more information about tickets, contact the Lively Arts at IUP via e-mail at email@example.com or by calling 724-357-2547. Offices will be closed from December 20 to January 3, 2010, and will reopen January 4, 2010.
Some productions contain language and situations to which some audience members may object. Productions, information, and times are all subject to change, and changes will be posted on the IUP website.
In addition to the public performances, four plays will be presented for festival registrants only, including the IUP production of A Year with Frog and Toad.
This children’s show was originally presented in October at the Indiana Theater in downtown Indiana. It is directed by Rob Gretta, IUP assistant professor of musical theater.
Other productions include Miss Witherspoon, produced by Keuka College, Keuka Park, N.Y.; Love at First Plight, produced by Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa.; and Widows, produced by Alfred University, Alfred, N.Y.