Theatre Young Harris to Present “Lebensraum” as Part of Studio Series

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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Theatre Young Harris to Present “Lebensraum” as Part of Studio Series

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Theatre Young Harris will present two performances of prolific playwright Israel Horovitz’s “Lebensraum.” Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, and Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. The performances are free and open to the public. 

The play combines political wallop with an emotional climax in this bold work of penetrating intelligence that turns the historical phrase “Lebensraum,” or “Living Space,” on its head. Based on the fanciful idea that a German Chancellor might, as an act of redemption, invite six million Jews to Germany and promise them citizenship and jobs, this explosive drama illustrates, with wit and poignancy, the many facets of this experiment in reconciliation. 

“Five actors portray nearly 40 characters, showing events and relationships directly inspired by love, forgiveness, anger and vengeance,” explained the play’s director, YHC senior theatre major Hayley Hoopingarner of Woodstock, Ga. “It's an absolutely beautiful story, and I am immensely pleased with everyone involved. I can't wait for others to see it."

The production features freshman music major Cameron LeJeune of Marble, N.C., freshman theatre major Brandon Helton of Dahlonega, Ga., freshman art major Corinne Bowers of Watkinsville, Ga., freshman theatre major Hannah Valleroy of Johns Creek, Ga., and junior theatre major Ben March of Blairsville, Ga. Senior theatre major Arin Satterfield of Marietta, Ga., serves as the stage manager. 

“Lebensraum” is part of Theatre Young Harris’ Studio Series, which was created to give additional performance opportunities to students pursuing careers in theatre or musical theatre. The series consists of four productions throughout the academic year.

Theatre Young Harris is a performing arts organization of Young Harris College. Each season, the theatre company presents a full lineup of notable productions, including full-length musicals, innovative dramas, classic plays, children’s shows and more. Auditions are open to YHC students, faculty and staff as well as the community.

Individual show tickets for the 2013-2014 Mainstage Series are on sale now through the YHC Box Office located in the lobby of Goolsby Center, or by calling (706) 379-4307. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, 3-5 p.m.

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 226-bed residence hall that is expected to earn LEED certification, a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village and a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics, and in 2012, was invited to become the 14th member of the Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2013-2014 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit