One Act Festival
DeBaun Center for Performing Arts is proud to present the Spectacular Extravanganza One Act Festival as the opening of its 15th Anniversary 2013–2014 Theater Series. The Festival will run for one weekend on September 20 & 21, 2013 at 8 p.m. in DeBaun Auditorium, Edwin A. Stevens Hall.
The Spectacular Extravanganza One Act Festival is a collaboration between DeBaun Center, Stevens Dramatic Society and Stevens Off Center. The Festival features two established works by Don Zolidis and an original work by Off Center. All of the one acts are performed by Stevens students and directed by Stevens students or alumni.
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Cast and Show Information
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon by Don Zolidis
Produced by Stevens Dramatic Society
Directed by Colin Gliech '15
Two narrators attempt to recreate all 209 of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm in a wild, fast-paced extravaganza. To make it more difficult, they attempt to combine them into one gigantic fable using Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and other more obscure stories like Lean Lisa and The Devil's Grandmother.
CAST: Edward Albright, Daniel Martin, Joshua Negron, Katie Ricculli, Zane Schacht and Christine Sidorski
The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza by Don Zolidis
Produced by DeBaun Center for Performing Arts
Directed by Caroline Amaba '12
Two battling narrators attempt to cover the entirety of Greek mythology using audience participation, cross-dressing, and general theatrical insanity. Creation myths such as "Pandora's Box" and "Cronos and the Titans" jostle for space with other famous myths like "Jason and the Argonauts" (the original Super Friends). Culminating in a heart-pounding, five-minute, two-actor version of The Iliad, this fast-paced, free-wheeling play is wild, silly, and a complete blast for all ages.
CAST: Christian Benitez, DJ Chapman, Emily Hromada, Benjamin LaGue, DeVon Lineman, Molly Molino, Joshua Phillips, Kevin Quigley and Michelle Yip
Roosevelt by Christopher Diggins
Produced by Off Center
Directed by Bayindir Citak '15
Roosevelt is a minor celebrity and governor from New York who tends to run into quirky—almost episodic—misadventures. After he stumbles into the American presidency, he tries to enjoy his new home. However, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, and a bunch of Roosevelt’s Allies keep showing up at the White House, requesting to sleep on his couch, and asking him for money. It's a common problem for anyone with friends—and a big, famous house—to deal with, but he’s got a country to run. That country is a democracy that is coming out of a recession and is being forced to fight in the biggest war in human history. A "Seinfeld" take on the political figures of World War II.
CAST: Christian Benitez, Zach Kastner, Devon Kelly, Will Renninger, Victoria Thomas and Ben Tucker
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon and The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza are produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)
General Admission: $5; Stevens Students: $2