SUNY Potsdam Festival of Arts will include six one-act plays April 24 to May 5
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 5:35 pm

POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam’s Lougheed Festival of the Arts will include six one-act plays to celebrate short dramatic works.

The festival runs Wednesday, April 24 through Sunday, May 5.

All performances will be in the Black Box Theater, Satterlee Hall.

Program A features two comedies, "The Dinner Party" by Neil Simon and "Foreplay or the Art of the Fugue" by David Ives.

Both plays explore the comic moments couples find themselves in at the end and beginning of relationships. Program A opens Wednesday, April 24 at 9 p.m., continues Thursday, April 25 at 9 p.m. and ends Sunday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Program B starts with "A Number" by the British award-winning playwright Caryl Churchill. The second play is "Tainted Love" by Walter Wykes.

Both plays take place in the future, when technology allows us to create new ways of creating ourselves and understanding the dire consequences of our actions.

Program B opens Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m., continues Saturday, April 27 at 9 p.m. and concludes Monday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Program C features two productions by American playwright Tennessee Williams on the 30th anniversary of his death.

"Suddenly Last Summer" and "This Property is Condemned" will be shown.

The plays are classic examples of Williams' lifelong dramatic exploration of sexuality and the loss of innocence.

Program C opens Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m., continues Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. and wraps up Monday, April 29 at 9 p.m.

For the complete Lougheed Festival of the Arts schedule of events visit www.potsdam.edu/artsfestival.