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News at Brookhaven College

For Release Through May 10

DALLAS – A pair of one-act plays rounds out the 2008-2009 season for Theatre Brookhaven. From April 30-May 10, the Drama Department at Brookhaven College School of the Arts will present The Prisoner's Song by Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist, A. Horton Foote, and Black Comedy, by Peter Shaffer.

In The Prisoner's Song, the characters are ‘trapped’ by circumstances and by their own actions. The plot focuses on a familiar general outline of a young couple struggling to get by. A young wife, Mae, tries to boost the confidence of her out-of-work husband and though the story is familiar, Foote's writing enthralls with its subtlety and lyricism.

Black Comedy lives up to its name as its characters stumble around during a blackout, trying desperately to keep things from one another. By British dramatist Peter Shaffer, the play is, suitably enough, a black comedy. The play is a farce set in a London flat during an electrical blackout, and is written to be staged under a reversed lighting scheme: that is, the play opens with a dinner party beginning on a darkened stage, then a few minutes into the show "a fuse blows," the stage lights come up, and the characters are seen shambling around apparently invisible to one another.

Darise Error directs The Prisoner’s Song, and Michael Clack directs Black Comedy. Performances are April 30-May 2 and May 7-9 at 8 p.m. and May 3 and 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the Arena Theatre at Brookhaven College. Tickets are just $8 for the general public and $6 for students, employees and senior adults. Tickets are available at the School of the Arts Box Office at 972-860-4118. Box Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 3:30 p.m.



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