Buies Creek—Five one-act plays, five student directors, the Campbell University Paul Green One-Act Festival is a showcase for student talent in the arenas of both acting and directing. The festival is set for Sunday and Monday, Nov. 21-22, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in Ellis Theatre of the Taylor Bott Rogers Fine Arts Center on campus. Admission is free and open to the public.
Named for North Carolina playwright Paul Green who is known for the outdoor drama “The Lost Colony,” the festival is an opportunity for students to excel in every area of the theatre, according to Bert Wallace, associate professor of Theatre.
The program includes the one-act plays, "Can’t Buy Me Love,” by Jason Milligan, directed by junior Kaley Morrison; “Ghost Stories,” by Annie Evans, directed by senior Tre’Shay Williams; “The Storm,” by Donald Payton, directed by junior Kara Morrison; “Post-Its: Notes on a Marriage,” by Paul Dooley and Winnie Holzman, directed by junior James Davis; and “Oprah Made Me Do It,” by Bradley Hayward, directed by sophomore Carlee Whitmore.
Paul Green (1894-1981) is a Harnett County native and a graduate of Buies Creek Academy. He began his career as a playwright in the 1920s, emerging as a significant new voice in the American theatre. Green also won the Pulitzer Prize for his 1925 play “In Abraham’s Bosom.”
While some material in some of the shows may not be suitable for children, the community is invited to attend, said Wallace.