Polk State to Present ‘An Evening of Turbo-Charged Short Plays’

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Polk State College will present An Evening of Turbo-Charged Short Plays on April 25 at 6:30 p.m. in room LAC 1133 at Polk State Lakeland.

The performance is free and open to the public. Free refreshments will also be served.

During An Evening of Turbo-Charged Short Plays, students in Polk State Adjunct Professor Ilene Fins’ Theatrical Production class will perform a series of five short, intimate plays. Put them all together, Fins said, and you get a fast-paced, “turbo-charged” night.

All five of the plays that will be performed during An Evening of Turbo-Charged Short Plays are comedies, Fins said.

“These are all professional plays. They really run the gamut. One is about married couples that can’t communicate, another is about friends who are at a Labor Day party celebrating the last day that they can wear white,” Fins said.

An Evening of Turbo-Charged Short Plays will wrap up the inaugural performance season for Fins’ Theatrical Production class — which goes by its course number, THE 1925, for short. Since the fall, students enrolled in the class, a new offering on the Lakeland campus, have dedicated several weeks at a time to planning, rehearsing and staging plays.

The Cabaret’s first performance was Polk State…See? You and Me, Diversity Speakeasy in October, followed by The Poe Project: A Midnight Dreary, and most recently, Macbeth.

 Fins said the class and its performances have gained momentum since the fall, and the growth will be reflected in An Evening of Turbo-Charged Short Plays.

 “This is the largest one we’ve had so far,” Fins said. “Now, we’re even preparing to take on a full-length play called Almost, Maine this summer.”

In addition to Polk State Theatre, Polk State Fine Arts includes the College’s Music and Visual Arts departments, all of which enjoy outstanding statewide reputations.