Students to participate in play festival

Julia Perkins

Theater students will travel to New York city on Thursday to participate in the first New Play Festival with the Abingdon Theater Company. The students will rehearse in New York for four days until they perform on March 1. The students submitted 30 original plays to the Abingdon Theater in September, and the theater chose seven plays which will be performed. The students will direct, perform, stage manage, and create costumes and props for the plays. Students have worked with the Abingdon Theater Company before when the group visited the university and held workshops for students.