WFU studio series kicks off with comedy double bill

The Wake Forest University Theatre kicks off its annual Studio Series of one-act plays with a comedy double bill this month. Performances of “Fifty Years Ago” and “Tinkle Time,” directed by theatre majors, will be held Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the Ring Theatre of Scales Fine Arts Center.

Murray Schisgal’s “Fifty Years Ago,” directed by Wake Forest senior Meagan Hooper, is a physical comedy that weaves relational warmth with chilling nostalgia as Donald and Patricia Lumley, two World War II veterans, reunite and celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary after having not seen each other in 50 years. On this special day, the Lumleys, played by Wake Forest students Jimmy McKell and Carley Hartz, reconcile the life they lived apart with their new life together.

“Tinkle Time,” directed by Wake Forest senior Nicole McNamara, is a situation comedy by Dana Coen that takes place in a men’s public restroom. The play revolves around conversations between the President of the United States, his Secret Service agents and chief of staff, a college student and a hustler. The play stars Wake Forest students Peter Ayoub, J.W. Crump, Alex Ewen, Erich Jones, Joe Martinez and Ben Whiting.

Tickets are free to Wake Forest University Theatre season ticket holders and $2 at the door for non-season subscribers. Call the Theatre Box Office at 758-5295 for more information.

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