BETHANY, W.Va. - The Bethany College Theatre Program will present Peter Horsler's “A Question of Talent” August 28-30. Under the direction of Luke Hardt, Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, “A Question of Talent” is the first play of the Bethany College Theatre Season focusing on the Arts.
The play centers around a father (Evan Oslund, junior Theatre major of Oakmont, Pa.) who is teaching his daughter (Ally Tylka, junior Education major of Mt. Lebanon, Pa.) how to be an art thief in a museum before it opens to the public. The pair have just replaced Matisse's “Bronze and Fruit” with a copy when a pompous art critic (Pat McGregor, sophomore Theatre major of Westerville, Ohio) and his sycophant (Alicia Jones, sophomore Political Science major of Cleveland, Ohio) enter. When he tells them they're not allowed to carry tubes in a museum, the daughter tries to pass the original off as her copy of the master's. The critic then denounces “hers” as laughably inferior.
This brief play will be performed in the Bethany Amphitheatre at 6:30 p.m. on August 28 and 29 and at 2 p.m. on August 30. The audience is advised to bring blankets or lawn chairs to the amphitheatre. If case of inclement weather, the play will be presented in the adjacent Wailes Theatre. Admission is free but donations will be accepted.