The 2014 Peace Plays will be presented this weekend as part of the homecoming activities.The Peace Play contest challenges playwrights to tell a story about peace in a one-act play. Anyone, from anywhere in the world, can submit a piece to the contest. Goshen College faculty members read the submissions and choose the winner and runner up to be presented at GC.
The two plays, “Out From Under With Mary” and “I Scream, You Scream,” are the 2014 first- and second-place winners, respectively. The first was written by Chris Shaw Swanson. The second, the runner up and was written by Mattie Rydalch.
Both present the idea of promoting peace through acceptance and understanding.
“Out From Under With Mary” takes place at an inner city methadone clinic with a suburban housewife and a homeless woman. Angel Reyes, a senior, will direct it.
“I Scream, You Scream” focuses on a family of ice cream lovers and vendors, whose son isn’t sure he wants to be a part of the family business. Martin Flowers, a junior, will direct it.
The plays will be at the Umble Center on Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. All tickets are $5 and can be purchased early at the Welcome Center. Convocation credit is available for attendance.