Springfest springs back to Linfield with five shorts

Rosa Johnson, Managing Editor

Springfest: Student-Directed Theatre Shorts at 7:30 p.m. on May 14-17 is sponsored by the Linfield College Theatre.

“For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls” and “The Actor’s Nightmare” are comedies by American playwright Christopher Durang. Junior Emily Meinel will direct “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls”.  “The Actor’s Nightmare” will be directed by junior Nicholas Granato “The Most Massive Woman Wins” by Madeleine George will be directed by senior Jenny Layton will be presented on Wednesday, May 14 and Friday, May 16.

“For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls” parodies Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” while “The Actor’s Nightmare” is about an accountant suddenly thrown into a theatrical production that he wasn’t prepared for.

“The Most Massive Woman Wins,” a comedy by Madeleine George, takes place in the waiting room at a liposuction clinic where four women explore body image issues.

“The Dumbwaiter” by Harold Pinter is set in a basement where two hit men are awaiting for their next assignment. Thursday, May 15 and Saturday, May 17 “The Dumbwaiter” directed by junior Daniel Bradley Excerpts from “Tea” by Velina Hasu Houston, directed by junior Mariko Kajita.

“Tea,” by Velina Hasu Houston, is about five Japanese women who marry American soldiers after World War II and find their lives in upheaval as they are displaced to Junction City, Kan., during the 1950s and 60s.

Tickets have been on sale since May 7. All tickets are $5 for all reserved seating.

Tickets are available at www.linfield.edu/arts, by phone or at the Marshall Theatre Box Office.

Located in the lobby of Ford Hall, the box office is open Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on performance days. For more information, call 503.883.2292.

Rosa Johnson can be reached at [email protected]