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January 26, 2010/FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Connie Di Grazia, mdigraz@artist.uncsa.edu, 336-770-1240

 

 

UNCSA TO PRESENT LILLIAN HELLMAN’S
ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST


WINSTON-SALEM – Excess and greed abound within the dysfunctional and morally corrupt Hubbard family of Lillian Hellman’s Another Part of the Forest, slated to open Feb. 10 at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA).

UNCSA guest faculty member Laura Henry will direct Studio III students (college juniors) of the School of Drama. Performances will be in the Catawba Theatre of Performance Place on the UNCSA campus at 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem, at 8 p.m. Feb. 10-13 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 13 &14. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Call the UNCSA Box Office at 336-721-1945 for reservations, or visit www.uncsa.edu/performances to purchase tickets online.

The money-dominated Hubbards are the focus of this powerful drama. Marcus Hubbard’s peers despise him for making a fortune by wartime profiteering. His wife, Lavinia, and children (Oscar, Ben and Regina) each have their own agendas and gleefully turn on each other in their struggle to acquire still more wealth and power.


Kathryn Saffell plays Regina and Austin Vaccaro plays Marcus.

Photo by G. Allen Aycock

Another Part of the Forest is a prequel to Hellman’s The Little Foxes, which is scheduled for production at UNCSA in March. This “double-header” is a rare occurrence, and while Little Foxes is frequently revived, Forest is seldom done.

Director Laura Henry has been teaching the Meisner technique for 20 years and is acknowledged as a leading instructor of this technique. She has previously directed several UNCSA productions, namely Picnic, Trelawney of The Wells, Balm In Gilead, and Ah, Wilderness! In addition, she works as a script consultant and private acting coach for film and television projects. Her extensive film and television acting credits include appearances on The West Wing, The District, Malcolm in the Middle, Ally McBeal and E.R.   

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established as the North Carolina School of the Arts by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of the Arts”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from middle school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is the state’s only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts. UNCSA is located at 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.

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