Saint Martin’s announces theatre performance schedule

Student productions include Pinter’s “Old Times” and McClure’s “Pvt. Wars”

Feb. 5, 2009

Saint Martin’s theatre arts director, David Hlavsa announced the University’s play schedule for this winter and spring. The plays showcase not only student acting talent but also their skills in directing and writing.

“Another feature of these productions is that we involve local theatre professionals and facilities,” commented Hlavsa, “making these truly collaborative efforts within the community.”

The first production, “Old Times” written by Harold Pinter and directed by David Hlavsa, includes performances by Saint Martin’s seniors, Clare Lopez, Matt Pritchard and Mallory Bosch. It will be presented on Feb. 25-27 at 7:30 pm and Feb. 28 at 2:00 pm at the State Theater in Olympia. Tickets are available at the door ($10 general admission, $6 students, seniors and military). Tickets for the Feb. 25 performance are pay-what-you will.

The second production is a collection of one act plays including James McLure’s “Pvt. Wars,” Kobo Abe’s “The Man Who Turned Into a Stick,” and “The Game,” a comedy written by Clare Lopez, a Saint Martin’s senior. This evening of one act plays will be held on April 22-25 at 7:30 pm at the Minnaert Center for the Arts at South Puget Sound Community College. Tickets are available at the door ($10 general admission, $6 students, seniors and military). Tickets for the April 22 performance are pay-what-you-will.

Directors for the one act plays include Saint Martin’s students Mallory Bosch and Emilie Schnabel and Brian Tyrell, theatre department chair at Centralia College.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 320-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 student from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base, Olympic College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College.

For more information contact :

David Hlavsa
Professor, theatre arts
Saint Martin’s University
360-438-4345
dhlavsa@stmartin.edu

or

Stephen C. McGlone
Vice president for institutional advancement
Saint Martin's University
5300 Pacific Avenue SE
Lacey, WA 98503-7500
360-438-4586
smcglone@stmartin.edu