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

Thursday, April 5, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Author: Ali Neese
Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5310,
kndean@yhc.edu

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

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Theatre Young Harris will present two performances of Israel Horovitz’s inventive play “Line.” Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, and Wednesday, April 18, in Dobbs Theatre located inside Goolsby Center on the YHC campus. The performances are free and open to the public.

New York City’s longest-running play, “Line” has run off-off Broadway at 13th Street Repertory Theatre for the past 38 years. This one-act dramatic play tells the story of five people waiting in line vying to claim the coveted first spot—and only one can win.

“It has been amazing to see the actors mold into their individual characters throughout the rehearsal process. Watching the show unfold and knowing that the performers are enjoying themselves is extremely rewarding,” said the play’s director, YHC junior musical theatre major Chase Alford of Carrollton, Ga. “The cast is phenomenal—I could not ask for a better group to work with. They have really listened to me as a director, and I have learned so much from them in return.”

The production features sophomore Ben March of Blairsville, Ga., as Stephen, junior Tyler Gunnin of Douglasville, Ga., as Fleming, sophomore Mathilde Brun of Gavleborg, Sweden, as Molly, sophomore Will Skelton of Hayesville, N.C., as Dolan, and freshman Reese Walker of Gainesville, Ga., as Arnall.

“Line” is part of Theatre Young Harris’s Studio Series, which consists of three productions showcasing student direction. The Studio Series was created to give additional performance opportunities to the College’s 45 theatre and musical theatre majors.

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 students, faculty and staff of Young Harris College as well as the community.

Individual show tickets for the 2011-2012 Mainstage Series at Theatre Young Harris are still available. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Young Harris College Box Office at (706) 379-4307 or visit www.yhc.edu/tickets. The Box Office, located in the lobby of Goolsby Center, will be open two weeks prior to opening night for the remaining shows in the season. 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. Long known for nurturing students during the first two years of college, Young Harris College received accreditation in 2008 to grant bachelor’s degrees. The College currently has approximately 900 students across four divisions—Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 148-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. For more information, visit www.yhc.edu.

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