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Theatre Young Harris to Present “Seascape with Sharks and Dancer” as Part of Studio Series

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: LeAnn Waldroup
(706) 379-5310, klwaldroup@yhc.edu

Theatre Young Harris to Present “Seascape with Sharks and Dancer” as Part of Studio Series

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Theatre Young Harris will present two performances of Don Nigro’s offbeat love story “Seascape with Sharks and Dancer.” Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5, in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. The performances are free and open to the public.

Set in a beach bungalow, this play follows Ben and Tracy, the woman he has rescued from the ocean. Tracy soon finds herself trapped in Ben’s life, torn between her need to rest somewhere and her certainty that all human relationships eventually turn into nightmares. The struggle between Ben’s tolerant and gently ironic approach to life and Tracy’s strategy of suspicion and attack becomes a war about love and creation, which neither person can afford to lose.

“Working with a cast of only two actors and two acts worth of lines and storytelling was the most wonderfully terrifying experience of my life,” said the play’s director, YHC junior theatre major Gina Dropp of Kennesaw, Ga. “I had the privilege of working with bright actors and an amazingly dedicated stage manager, and I couldn't be more proud of the work we put in to create this piece of art.”

The production features freshman theatre major Jake Knudsen of Savannah, Ga., as Ben, and junior theatre major Paige Duff of Rockmart, Ga., as Tracy. Sophomore theatre major Kaisha Marlow of Douglasville, Ga., serves as the stage manager.

“Seascape with Sharks and Dancer” 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. Tickets may be purchased online anytime at yhc.edu/tickets.

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 yhc.edu.

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