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MC's Four Nights of One Acts Nov. 10-14

Coming to a theater near you, Mississippi College students will soon offer four nights of one-act productions. With comedy in the spotlight, the MC-student directed productions will be staged at the Aven Little Theater Nov. 10-14.

The fall productions on the Clinton campus are presented by the MC Department of Communication's Directing I class. Tickets cost $3 at the door. Each show begins at 7 p.m. A different program is booked each night.

Theater patrons will enjoy Anton Chekhov's classic play "The Bear." MC student Laura Hankins is the director. The play revolves around two characters, including one woman mourning her husband's death after seven months.

Other one-acts in the series include "Beautiful Mourning'' by Jacob Kirchner and Jim Schnadelbach. The show is directed by Trisha Pate. It depicts a janitor who cares for his "crazy" uncle in the hospital.

Also on the MC schedule in the basement of Aven hall is "Blind Date'' by Horton Foote directed by Chrissy Hill. The show is about the dating game.

Others guaranteed to supply laughs include "Check, Please!" by Jonathan Rand and directed by Allyn Flemmons. This is about people on a series of first dates and some scenes illustrate how dating can get wacky at times.

Then, there the George S. Kaufman classic "If Men Played Cards as Women Do," and the director is Travis Pennington. The one-act is about men playing playing cards in a most unusual manner.

Bruce Kane's one-act "In the Beginning" puts a funny spin on the Biblical story of Adam and Eve. Jasmine Hammond is the director.

Finally, there's "Kitty the Waitress" by Christopher Durang with Ariss King serving as director. It tells the story of a Mr. O'brien who goes to work in an exotic restaurant on a tropical island. Some odd moments occur on stage.

For theater patrons who wish to know more about the plots of these one-acts, contact MC communication professor Phyllis Seawright at 601.925.3453 or