University News
For Immediate Release: 
Jan 31 2000

Is Higher Education Funny? It Can Be When You Watch 'The Hammerstone'

Athens, W.Va. - The Concord Community Players will present the prize winning play ‘The Hammerstone’ at 8 p.m., February 24, 25, and 26 in the H. C. Paul Theater, Concord College.


The play, written by Jon Tuttle has been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Orlando. The Cast features Jason Najmulski, Ron Burgher, Melanie Arelleno, Chris Bone, Cindy Boyce and Jack Layne.


'The Hammerstone’ is an adult comedy that revolves around a small college with virtually no admission requirements and two aging professors who deal differently, but disastrously, with students whose SAT scores are lower than their cholesterol counts, and with their own obsolescence. Through their offices come a variety of aggravations in the faces of a completely bewildered baseball player, a smitten spinster, and a gorgeous business student, each of whom serve to remind the professors that in education come various human responsibilities which sometimes supersede actual teaching.


While the play makes considerable fun of the state of modern American education, and speculates on the collapse of western civilization once the next generation assumes control of it, in the end, it depicts a positive statement about teaching and teachers. ‘The Hammerstone’ has won the South Carolina Playwrights’ Festival Award.


All proceeds from the play are used for scholarship assistance to students studying theatre.


Come, enjoy the show and see the humor in higher education! Tickets are priced $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, and $2 for students. Reservations can be made beginning February 14 by calling the Box Office 384-5101 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.


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Concord College Notes: The Communication Arts department produces the College’s student newspaper, radio programming, and television programming. The department also produces theatrical and musical productions. It is organized similar to today’s modern corporation with students completing projects under both student and faculty supervision. This gives students real-world experience that focuses on accountability and responsibility.


Jatin Atre, a student in Concord College’s Communication Arts Department wrote this press release. His hometown is Pune, India. He is majoring in Communication Arts. His anticipated graduation date is May, 2001.
 

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