Oct. 12, 2010/ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNCSA TO PRESENT WAITING FOR THE PARADE AS WORKSHOP PRESENTATION
WINSTON-SALEM – The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) will present a workshop presentation of John Murrell’s play Waiting for the Parade next week.
Performances will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 21-23 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24 in the Catawba Theatre in Performance Place on the UNCSA campus, 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem. Tickets are $5 and are available through the UNCSA Box Office, 336-721-1945.
Directed by School of Drama faculty member Tanya Belov, Waiting for the Parade will feature Drama seniors (members of Studio IV).
In a series of poignant, interconnecting vignettes, five women weave together a bittersweet tale of life on the Canadian home front while their men are away during World War II. Each woman dedicates her energy to the war effort while together they discover that not all war wounds are inflicted in battle.
Please note that the play will be a workshop presentation and will be performed in raw form, without the aid of stage elements, costumes, or lighting.
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 Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from high 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.