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2008 Faculty & Staff News

A new play by Dr. Brett Hursey was performed Feb. 8-10 in the Jarman blackbox theatre by the Longwood Underground Players

February 11, 2008

A new play by Dr. Brett Hursey, Assistant Professor of English, was performed Feb. 8-10 in the Jarman blackbox theatre by the Longwood Underground Players. The Stand-In was one of four 10-minute comedies performed that weekend. This was the third time the play has been performed; it has appeared in Chicago and ran Feb. 8-24 at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, near Richmond. Dr. Hursey has written several other plays, including Scrambled, Kung-Foolery, The Vagrant, and Night of the Living Debutante. Those plays and The Stand-In, his mostly widely performed play, were performed in more than 20 venues last year, including performances of Scrambled in England and Australia. The Vagrant is a full-length comedy, and the others are 10-minute comedies. The student comedies performed on campus were Dead Weight by Colleen Ball, Family Values by Nick Bradford and The Death of Margaret Thatcher by Alex Odom. “I very much appreciate the Department of Communication Studies and Theatre allowing the students to use the department’s space and resources,” Dr. Hursey said.