St. Francis students to present performance series
What did Zelda say when Scott told her never to write fiction again? Find out in “One Sunday at the Fitzgeralds,” a one act play presented by St. Francis College’s new student-run theater production company, Nick & The Chicks. The performance will take place on Thursday, March 27, beginning at 11:10 a.m. in the College’s Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture & Education.
“One Sunday” is a dramatic dialogue written by St. Francis College English Professor Terry Quinn and George Plimpton. The co-authors based their 45-minute dramatization on the transcript of a real psychiatric consultation during which F. Scott and his wife Zelda feud over her desire to write fiction.
Three professional actors will grace the Maroney Theater stage: Philip Callen as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Duvall O’Steen as Zelda Fitzgerald, and Ward Duffy as Dr. Mark Roberts, Zelda’s psychiatrist. The play takes place in the Fitzgeralds’ living room.
The premiere performance of this work took place in September of 2003 at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. and featured Timothy Hutton, Lee Grant and George Plimpton.
This is the first of four free productions open to the public this spring. Nick & The Chicks Productions will also be offering:
“Unaccustomed to Fear,” a World War II-based drama that is part of a series of three radio plays.
Monday April 14, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
“Wilde Nights,” a staged one-act play focusing on a confrontation between playwright Oscar Wilde and actress Sarah Bernhardt.
Thursday April 24, 11:00-12:15 p.m.
“Love Hurts,” a romantic comedy set in a Brooklyn diner, part of a second series of three radio plays.
Monday April 28, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
The show is free and open to the public and will take place at Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture & Education (St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights.)
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