Play Fest
Presented by National Louis University's M.S. in Written Communication program

DATE: Saturday, April 22, 2017
TIME: 1:00-5:00pm
LOCATION: Chicago campus, 2nd Floor Atrium

Play Fest is free and open to the public, but reservations are suggested.


THE COIN • 1:00PM
by Chioma Izugbara (Screenplay)
Directed by Wilson Cain

Forced into marriage at 14, Nigerian born Bandu suffers stigma and abandonment after developing a serious illness. Her luck flips when she is adopted by a Swedish social worker who helps her heal and supports her to train as a doctor.

CORKSCREW • 1:45PM
by Brittany Yantos (Screenplay)
Directed by Jill Matel

A struggling young married couple journey to a mysterious mountain vineyard in a final effort to save their relationship. What was meant to be a romantic vacation quickly becomes a journey into chaos and violence.

DROWNING • 2:30PM
by John Janso (Screenplay)
Directed by Jill Matel

A father and son spend the anniversary of the mother’s tragic death attempting to finally move on from her passing, while at the same time trying to salvage their own fractured relationship.

THE SUN WILL SHINE • 3:30PM
by Wilson Cain (Play)
Directed by Jennifer Thompson

The strained relationship between a mother and daughter is bridged through the intervention of an unlikely change agent, as Freedom Riders arrive in their area of Alabama.

A GLITTERING PSYCHOSIS • 4:00PM
by Shavon Coleman (Play)
Directed by Maurice Proffit

A young African-American woman must overcome the pressures brought on by life in violent Chicago to find the strength to stand up for others.

LIVE LITERATURE
Coordinated and Directed by Sheila Yarborough

Readings featuring pieces by students Bruno Campano, Andrea Diaz, Lecar Fox, Mark Mehl and ShaRhonda Sharp.

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