PULLMAN – STAGE one, an original one-act play festival, will run from Oct. 7-10, in Wadleigh Theatre of Daggy Hall on the WSU campus. The plays will be presented at 7:30 p.m. every night of the festival, which is in its 11th year.

The four one-act plays were written by WSU theatre and dance students and will be presented in conjunction with the WSU department of theatre and dance. Every year one of the plays presented at the festival has been selected to compete in the regional American College Theatre Festival.

“Anchor,” written by Syleanna Campbell and directed by Audrey Bensel follows a young woman who comes home for the first time in over a decade to mourn her grandmother’s passing and to settle the differences between her mother and herself.

The play “Undertow,” written by Elinor Gunn and directed by Kelsey Bolster, shows how a woman’s tragic past is an echo of her present. Upon discovering herself to be pregnant she decides to end the cycle of violence.
Written by Patrick Rayment and directed by Michael Coletta, “The Resurrectionist” is about a prominent 19th century doctor who faces the demons of his past. He must now justify his actions to an old colleague.

In “Where You End… I Begin,” by Jesse Shao and directed by Laura Holeman, a young man reconciles with his grandmother in this memory play based on the story-telling traditions of a multi-generational Chinese-American household.

Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and WSU students with ID, and $5 for children (17 and under). Tickets can be reserved by phone at 509-335-7236, by email at reservations@wsu.edu or can be purchased at the door with cash or check.

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