Short plays by Penn State Beaver students open to the public

October 11, 2010

The public is invited to attend three short plays presented by Penn State Beaver Theatre and written by Beaver campus students. The plays will be presented at noon on Oct. 20 and 22, and at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 in the auditorium of the Student Union Building. Tickets are $3 each.

Students involved in the plays are from the Theatre Production class taught by Carol Schafer, associate professor of theatre, integrative arts and women’s studies at Beaver campus.

"Smooth-Talkers," a comedy written by Amanda Lee, a non-degree student from Beaver Falls, portrays two young men as they practice pick-up lines, and "Empathy," written by Frankie Mitchell, a sophomore engineering major from Darlington, depicts an encounter between two men who exchange previously undisclosed aspirations. "Home Sweet Home," a seasonal comedy set in a haunted house, is based on students’ suggestions and improvisations.

For information about the plays, contact Schafer at or 724-773-3591.

Students in the Schafer’s class are:

  • Kenneth Aurich, freshman, Division of Undergraduate Studies, Owings, Md.
  • Reginald Boykin, freshman, Division of Undergraduate Studies, Pittsburgh
  • Michael Boyles, sophomore, education, Monaca
  • Ryan Butya, freshman, non-degree, Moon Township
  • Anthony Houghton, sophomore, administration of justice, Rochester
  • Macie Hucker, freshman, Division of Undergraduate Studies, Butler
  • Jamin Jackson, sophomore, communications, Baden
  • Gregory Napierski, sophomore, education, Moon Township
  • Keith Simon-Warneke, junior, business, Bulger
  • Caitlin Vodenichar, freshman, communications, Rochester
  • Ronald Wilkins, sophomore, administration of justice, Hookstown

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Last Updated October 15, 2010