Children's Theatre Company housed in The Old Michie Theatre in downtown
Charlottesville, VA will present a newly revised version of Ferrum College
Professor Rex Stephenson's adaptation of Treasure Island. The play is
directed by Francis Furlong and will open January 21st and run until
February 13th with performances at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees at 3:00pm.
Treasure Island is one of Stephenson's
most produced plays, with performances not only across the U.S. but
also in New Zealand, Canada and Australia.
Last summer Rex Stephenson was honored
by Ferrum College for his leadership and the celebration of the 25th
anniversary of the Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre. At the opening of the
25th season, the critical importance of the Dinner Theatre was recognized
by President Braaten who presented a Book Award in his name with the
college’s gratitude. The Franklin County Board of Supervisors, Senator
John Warner and Governor Mark Warner also recognized Rex Stephenson’s
dedication at that time of the 25th Anniversary.
Stephenson has written over 20 published
plays and was the 1993 winner of The American Alliance for Theatre and
Education for "Too Free for Me" and the IUPUI National Youth
Theatre Playwrighting Competition award for "Excellence in Playwrighting"
for "Jack's Adventures with the King's Girl," in 1996. Stephenson
received the Appalachian College Association's "Faculty Research
Fellowship" to research and write, "The World is My Parish."
Rex Stephenson originated the Jack Tale Players at Ferrum College in
1975 with a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts to present
the traditional Jack Tales in dramatic form for children. Since then,
people have enjoyed about 2,500 performances in thirty states and in
For more information on Treasure Island
contact author Rex Stephenson, at (540) 365-4335 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ferrum College is a four-year,
private, co-educational, liberal arts college affiliated with the United
Methodist Church. Ferrum offers a choice of nationally recognized bachelor’s
degree programs at a cost well below the national average for private
colleges. For more information on Ferrum, visit www.ferrum.edu.