Award-Winning Playwright Scheduled to Visit Anderson University
Nationally known award-winning playwright Arlene Hutton is scheduled to visit Anderson University on September 15. At AU Hutton will be presenting a staged reading of her final play of the Nibroc Trilogy, Gulf View Drive, followed by an opportunity for discussion. The event will take place in the Merritt Theatre at 7 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
The Trilogy, which takes place in the 1940s, is the story of a young couple, Raleigh and May. Hutton wrote the first play of the Trilogy, Last Train To Nibroc, in 1999, followed by See Rock City. These first two plays of the Trilogy were produced by the AU Theatre Department in 2007. According to Dr. David Larson, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, AU’s production of the first two plays was very successful. “The plays were very well received,” says Dr. Larson. “At the time, back in 2007, I knew that Arlene had written the third and final chapter in the trilogy, but had not read it. The buzz in April of 2007 was ‘What happens to Raleigh and May in the third play?’ We are looking forward to answering that question and once more presenting these lovingly drawn characters to our audience.”
Students and faculty will enjoy a one-day workshop conducted by Hutton during her visit to Anderson.