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Cayuga CC Invited to Perform at Statewide Theatre Festival

DATE: 11-12-2007

A one-act play staged in October by Harlequin Productions of Cayuga Community College has been chosen as one of the featured performances for the 48th Annual Theatre Festival of the Theatre Association of New York State. The Miraculous Day Quartet by Mary Steelsmith follows four people whose lives are changed simply by being late for a historic event. It will be performed at the festival in Glens Falls on November 17. Directed by Robert Frame of the college theatre department, the cast includes Cayuga students Matthew Crawford, Courtney Johnston, Greg T. Miraglia, Jacqueline Kocur and Brie O?Connell, along with Robin Fragoman and Jonathan L. Bacon.

Awards to be conferred at the TANYS festival will include two for the Cayuga troupe. Quartet, staged as part of an evening of one-act plays, will pick up an Award for Excellence in Ensemble Work for the director, cast and crew. Also in the evening program was Duty Call, whose cast of Johnston, O?Connell and Kocur will take home a TANYS Meritorious Achievement Award for Ensemble Work.

In the past ten years, Harlequin Productions has been invited to present a play at seven statewide TANYS festivals. Last year, Harlequin's Lena's Secret Garden took top acting and directin