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Wilmington College Presents Spring-One Act Plays



On Thursday, April 18th, Wilmington College presented the opening night of alumnae-directed Spring One Act Plays, "Am I Blue" and "Third and Oak: The Laundromat”. 


The first act, "Am I Blue" by Beth Henley, is a thought-provoking play that focuses on relatable themes such as the confusion and uncertainty that comes with self-discovery, the desire to create human connections, and the complications that come with it. The play, initially set in a small bar in the south, follows the unlikely encounter of John Polk Richards, a young college student unsure of himself, and Ashbe, a quirky girl with a complicated family background.


The second act, "Third & Oak: The Laundromat", explores themes of grief and resilience. What seemingly begins as two strangers making small talk at a laundromat quickly transitions into an intimate life lesson for both characters (Alberta and DeeDee) and sets the tone for community-minded empowerment. 


Each cast masterfully epitomized the stories at the historic Boyd Cultural Arts Center on Thursday night, encaptivating the crowd.


If you would like to attend, there are two additional showings on Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th at 7:30 PM. Admission is free, but audience members are encouraged to donate to Hope House: A Safe Place for Women & Children if able.


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Attached below is the program made available at the event on Thursday night. 







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