CTE’s Annual Dr. Betty Evans Original One-Act Play Festival Begins February 9 | CWU Public Affairs

Posted: Feb. 6, 2012

Central Washington University’s Central Theatre Ensemble continues a long-standing February tradition—the annual Dr. Betty Evans Original One-Act Play Festival.  The event provides an opportunity for emerging student playwrights to share their work with the public.

This annual bill of short plays pinpoints the pulse of current students and their emerging views of the world. While plays vary, they are written by college students, often containing adult themes and strong language, and are generally intended for mature audiences.

The festival will be held at 7:30 p.m., February 9, 10, and 11 in McConnell Auditorium. General admission is $10, $8 for seniors and students, and $5 for students with CWU ID.

A New Zealand native, “Dr. Betty” (as she was fondly called) joined the CWU faculty in 1967. A prolific writer and performer, she was a veteran of more than 40 stage roles, and penned numerous plays and poems.

The Dr. Betty Evans Original One-Act Play Festival originated from her annual Reader’s Theatre. Her estate established the Betty Evans Shakespeare Scholarship, which is given to CWU students studying Shakespeare in England.

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