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USD Theatre presents student directed one-act plays

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota’s Department of Theatre will present a workshop production of four, student-directed one-act plays, Nov. 11-13, at the Arena Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13 beginning with the whodunit spoof, “The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage,” written by David Ives. “The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage” incorporates fast-paced action, time travel and hilarious characters to lampoon popular murder mysteries.

Additional one-act plays are Thomas Wolfe’s drama “The Return of Buck Gavin,” a moving story about loss of innocence, family and life set in the mountains of North Carolina in the early 1900’s; Anton Chekhov’s classic farce “The Proposal;” and A.R. Gurney’s satirical play, “The Problem.” The short plays contain mature themes and strong language-not recommended for children.

The one-act plays are directed by USD students Fred Liebfried of Anson, Maine; Allen Jones of Miller, S.D.; Jaehoon Kim of Seoul, South Korea; and Callie Hisek of Ames, Iowa.

Tickets, $6 for the general public and $3 for USD students with a valid ID, can be reserved by calling the University Theatre box office at (605) 677-5400 beginning Monday, Nov. 7 or by going online at


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News