BU Players to perform in national festival

For immediate release: Jan. 7, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University Players will make their third appearance at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) when they present “Anon(ymous)” Friday, Jan. 14, at 12:30 p.m. in Stephens Hall at Towson University, Towson, Md.

“This is a significant honor for the program and the university,” said Ethan Krupp, assistant professor of music, theatre and dance at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. According to Krupp, BU is one of nine colleges and universities invited to perform out of about 200 participating productions in Region II. The region encompasses Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia, New Jersey, western New York, northern Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

KCACTF is a four-day, national event for college and university theater programs featuring workshops and performances. To be performed, a production must be reviewed by theater professionals and recommended at a play selection meeting. In previous years, BU Players presented “Angels in America” and “Night of the Wannabes” at the theatre festival.

The BU Players debuted “Anon(ymous)” in November 2010. The play, a modern adaptation of Homer’s “The Odyssey,” follows the journey of a war refugee, Anon, who is shipwrecked off the coast of the United States while trying to escape Southeast Asia. He begins a journey through the U.S. in search of his identity and his mother.

Cast members who will reprise their roles in Towson are student actors Philip Czekner, Destiny Deater, Gregory Hoagland, Deanna Kremer, Adriana Maritato, Candyce Musinski, Richard Nazzaro, Michael Porter, Gabriella Russo, Lauren Stover and Natasha Willis. The production is directed by Ingrid De Sanctis, assistant professor of theatre arts.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.