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Original Student Plays to Be Performed This Friday at the 10-Minute Play Festival

The 4th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival features five new, original plays written by students at the Claremont Colleges. This year’s performances are inspired by songs—among them, “Revolution” (The Beatles) and the lullaby “Hush, Little Baby.” Pomona College Professor Joyce Lu is the producing director. The festival will be held on Friday, February 18, at 4-6 p.m. at Pomona College (Frank Dining Hall Blue Room, 260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont) during Family Weekend.

Festival founder and Pomona College Professor of Theatre Alma Martinez promises “a very open, wild and off-the-hook night of theatre.” The program is as follows:

The Great Revolution of Nathaniel Schmidt (Inspired by “Revolution,” The Beatles)
Written & Directed by Jenny McCartney (Pomona)

She’s Not There (Inspired by “She’s Not There” The Zombies)
Written by Corin Hamilton (Pomona)
Directed by Brendan Gillett (Pomona)

Real Talk with Cynthia Brookson (Inspired by “Mother of Pearl” Nellie McKay)
Written by Rebecca Scott (Pitzer)
Directed by Julia Pashall (Pitzer)

Father of the Artist (Inspired by “Hush, Little Baby” lullaby)
Written by Jenny McCartney (Pomona)
Directed by Jenny Hou (Claremont McKenna)

The Ballad of Brandy The Fine Girl, or On Being Blinded With Science (Inspired by “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) Looking Glass & “She Blinded Me With Science” Thomas Dolby)
Written by Elisa Chavez (Scripps)
Directed by Laura Steinroeder (Scripps)

The 10-Minute Playwriting Contest and Festival was started in 2007 with the aim of drawing more diverse students and plays to the department.