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Play by Penn State Professor to be Premiered at Dixon Place, Alumni Invited to Pre-Performance Reception

Drifting, a new play by Penn State School of Theatre Professor Bill Doan, will have its first public performance at Dixon Place Theatre in New York City on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. The play is about siblings who connect across the great divide of altered consciousness after one suffers a traumatic brain injury. The cast features three current MFA students, Aaron Densley, Megan Pickrell, and Jake Wentlent, and is directed by Penn State theatre faculty member Andrew Belser. The creative team also includes faculty members Elisha Clark Halpin, Mark Ballora and Richard St. Clair.

Dixon Place is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1986 to provide a space for literary and performing artists to create and develop new works in front of a live audience. Their mission is to support and nurture the development of new work and work in progress from diverse artists and to build new audiences for the work.

The College of Arts and Architecture invites alumni in the New York City area to celebrate this new work and enjoy some alumni camaraderie by joining us on March 4 at Dixon Place at 6:00 p.m. Purchase your ticket to the play directly from Dixon Place, and then join us before the show for light hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Ticket buyers will be provided with a drink ticket, good for a $6 glass of wine or beer, or a $6 credit on a call-brand drink. No formal RSVP is required, but please purchase tickets in advance for the best price and to allow us the opportunity to purchase food in the appropriate quantity. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and $10 for students or seniors.

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Questions about the pre-performance gathering may be referred to Joyce Hoffman, director of alumni relations, at 814-863-0622 or