Lynn University Announces 2018–2019 Season Of Jan McArt's New Play Readings

Lynn University Announces 2018–2019 Season Of Jan McArt's New Play ReadingsLynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, today announced the upcoming series of Jan McArt's New Play Readings. Under the leadership and guidance of McArt, this program develops new plays by highly acclaimed playwrights through staged readings.

Tony Finstrom is associate producer and Wayne Rudisill is resident director of this four-part series. Readings will be held October through March at the university's Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center. Series subscriptions are $36, and individual show tickets are $10. They can be purchased by phone at +1 561-237-9000, online at events.lynn.edu, or at the box office.

Oct. 22
The Diamond Girl
Written by Tony Finstrom
Monday: 7:30 p.m.

A young playwright works to finish a play based on Anthony Trollope's 1872 novel The Eustace Diamonds before she dies. Flashing back and forth from present New York to Victorian England, it's part detective story, part comic romance, part tragedy.

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $10


Jan. 14
Agent of Change
Written by Greg Burdick
Monday: 7:30 p.m.

Retired Vietnam pilot Maj. Thomas Gardner is about to give up all hope and faith in the country he loves and swore to defend when he discovers something startling about the woman treating him, causing him to rethink what can be truly beautiful.

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $10


Feb. 11
The Quintessence of Joy
Written by Stuart Meltzer
Monday: 7:30 p.m.

In this comedy immersed in the world of jazz music, adults in the throes of their own midlife crises stand face-to-face with life's tempting tricks that pose obstacle after obstacle against their "happily ever afters."

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $10


March 4
Farce and Away
Written by Michael McKeever
Monday: 7:30 p.m.

A modern take on an old-fashioned romantic farce: Andy is married to Elsa but having an affair with Suzanne, who is sneaking around with Bernard, who may or may not be seeing Max, who is having an affair with Elsa. A runaway text brings them all to a secluded cabin in New York.

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $10


Series subscriptions and individual tickets may be purchased in person at the Lynn University box office, located in the Wold at 3601 N. Military Trail, online at events.lynn.edu or by phone at +1 561-237-9000.

Lynn University is an independent college based in Boca Raton, Florida, with approximately 3,000 students from nearly 100 countries. U.S. News & World Report named it No. 1 in the region for most international students. Lynn's NCAA Division II Fighting Knights have won 24 national titles, its Conservatory of Music features a world-renowned faculty of performers and its nationally recognized Institute for Achievement and Learning empowers students with learning differences. The school's Dialogues curriculum and award-winning iPad program help Lynn graduates gain the intellectual flexibility and global experience to fulfill their potential in an ever-changing world. For more information, visit lynn.edu.

The 750-seat Wold Performing Arts Center, located on Lynn's campus in the heart of Boca Raton, is easily accessible by both I-95 and the Florida Turnpike. Recently ranked by Best Value Schools, an online publication, as one of the "25 Most Amazing University Performing Arts Centers," the Wold features superb acoustics, a modern lighting system, a large, light-filled lobby and flexible space well-suited for dramatic productions, concerts and other cultural events. With an elegant salon, outdoor sunset terrace and intimate black-box studio, this new center is home to numerous concerts and events, including professional theatrical performances by the theatre arts program's Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series, the Live at Lynn American Songbook Series and Jan McArt's New Play Reading Series, as well as performances from the Lynn University Conservatory of Music and the Drama Department in the College of International Communication. For more information, visit lynn.edu/events.



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