Student play debuting

TheatreXtra debuts the award winning play 1000 Names, by U of L student and playwright, Chelsea Woolley (BA/BEd student), Nov. 1-3 in the David Spinks Theatre.

A mystery that spans both place and time, 1000 Names is set in Poland during World War II.

"To say this is a World War II play, isn't exactly accurate," says director, Hannah Rud (BFA/BEd student). "It's set during that time and certainly the war impacts the story, but it's about so much more than that."

Two tales unravel in two different times, but occur in the same room of the same house. As the story unfolds, discoveries are made that reveal the fate of the previous owners of the home.

"I was drawn to the play because of the characters," says Rud. "It features a cast of five actors including three very strong female characters. I'm excited to see what our cast comes up with as they interpret their roles."

"Woolley spent almost two years of research while writing 1000 Names. It took the second place prize in the 2012 U of L Play Right Prize competition, supported by U of L alumnus Terry Whitehead.

Shows for 1000 Names are at 8 p.m. nightly with a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 3.

Tickets are priced at $11 regular, $7 seniors/students and can be purchased at the University Box Office.