University News
For Immediate Release: 
Dec 01 2003

Concord Theatre Students Present an Engaging Play About an Eccentric Troupe of Clowns on December 5, 6 and 7

Athens, W. Va. — “Clowns' Play” performances will begin on December 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. and on December 7 at 3 p.m. in the H.C. Paul Theatre located in the Alexander Fine Arts Center at Concord College.

Admission will be $1 for children under 12 and $2 for adults. Concord students will be admitted at no charge.

As “Clowns' Play” opens, the clowns are serving as ushers for a performance of "Jack and the Beanstalk." They soon find that the scheduled performers are delayed and they will not make it in time to put on the play! What to do?? In a quick decision, and with some help from the audience, the clowns settle on performing the play themselves. And so the show goes on. Under the supervision of Dr. Tom Gambill, “Clowns' Play” is produced, directed, built and performed by the Athenian Classic Troupe, a group of Concord College student actors participating in the Children's Theatre class.

"I'd really like to educate a younger audience about what goes into making a show and of course making the learning experience fun," said Director Jeanne Mahaffey. Mahaffey along with producer Greg Brown and Actor Elizabeth Belton feel that education in southern West Virginia can be devoid of art, and that “Clowns' Play” is a positive way in which to expose the children to theatre.

The 13 students began work on the show in early September, and they hope that the children of southern West Virginia will come to see the show.

For more information please contact Greg Brown at 1-304-228-9876.

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Concord College Notes: Persons with disabilities should contact Rick Dillon, 1-304-384-5276 if special accommodations are required for this event.

James Rollyson and Jacque Sergen, students in Concord College's communication arts department wrote this press release. Their hometowns are Nimitz, W.Va., and Charleston, W.Va.

PO BOX 1000, VERMILLION ST., ATHENS, WV 24712.