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St. Norbert College Students Short Play to be Featured at American College Theatre Festival

From St. Norbert College, December 19, 2014
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

Two short plays written by St. Norbert College students have been accepted into the New Play Program at the Region 3 conference of the annual American College Theatre Festival. Six ten-minute scenes were chosen to be presented at the festival, including "Life Experience" by St. Norbert College junior Erich Wegenke (Sun Prairie, Wis.), and five one-act plays, among them "Ghost Hunting With Steve and Marta" by St. Norbert College student Clara Wendland (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.). All of the selected works will be given a director and a cast, and will be performed in a staged reading at the festival, which will take place at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Jan. 7 to 11, 2015.

Wendland's one-act play, "Ghost Hunting With Steve and Marta," takes a light-hearted look at a pair of bickering ghost hunters in search of the paranormal. It has previously been performed onstage at St. Norbert College as part of the theatre department's Fall 2014 production, a collection of four short plays called "Ghost Stories."

"Life Experience," the ten-minute scene by Wegenke, tells the story of a recent college graduate trying to get a job at a marketing firm, who invents increasingly exaggerated stories about his qualifications to impress the person interviewing him.

For more information on the American College Theatre Festival and theatre studies at St. Norbert College, contact April Beiswenger at april.beiswenger@snc.edu.