Evening with the playwright at WFU

The student author of an upcoming Wake Forest University play will be available for a question-and-answer session following the Nov. 14 presentation of the play called “Wisdom Teeth.”

The play will be performed on that date at 7:30 p.m. in the Ring Theatre of the Scales Fine Arts Center at Wake Forest. The Anthony Aston Players, a Wake Forest student theatre group, will perform the play through Nov. 16.

Written in February 2001 by Wake Forest sophomore J.M. Picard, “Wisdom Teeth” is a tale of true love, relationships, affairs and frustration. It will be the first student-written play to be performed by the Anthony Aston Players, or any group on campus.

Thursday’s evening with the author will feature Picard and the play’s director, Wake Forest senior Alan English, and will focus on the creative process involved in writing for the stage and the production process in general.

“Wisdom Teeth” is set in Kennebunkport, Maine, and centers on the marital problems of Dolly and Garton Doyle. The Doyles humorously try to avoid divorce as they each unearth the other’s infidelities.

“It’s a kind of comedy of errors where every character is somehow trying to understand love,” says Nate Stewart, a Wake Forest junior, who plays Garton’s best friend, Bobby.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $5, $3 for students. For more information, call 336-758-5294.

Categories: Arts & Culture, Events