Part of the New American Playwrights Project
By Larry Parr
Directed by Charles Metten
August 8, 9, and 28 at 10 a.m.
In the Auditorium Theatre
About the Play Shunned
Levi Yoder discovers theatre quite by accident. He loves it, yet it goes against everything in his Amish upbringing. Temptations come in many forms for Amish youth, and Levi must decide, in this realistic portrait of Amish life and philosophy, the best way to serve God.
About the Playwright
Larry Parr has had over one hundred regional productions, including Hi-Hat Hattie which won Kansas City’s Drama Desk Award for Best Musical. Parr was three times a Florida Individual Artist Recipient, for Hi-Hat Hattie, Invasion of Privacy, and His Eye Is on the Sparrow, twice the winner of the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theater’s Annual Play Competition with My Castle's Rockin' and Sundew, and a winner of Florida Studio Theatre’s Short Play Competition nine years in a row.
In 2000 and in 2010, Florida Studio Theatre presented him with the Barbara Anton Playwriting Award. The American Cinema Foundation awarded him its first prize for his screenplay about Hattie McDaniel. In 2011 the Westcoast Black Theatre commissioned him to write HI-DE-HI-DE-HO, The Story of Cab Calloway.