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Newhouse professor to direct Redhouse theater production ‘Rounding Third’ beginning May 5
Newhouse professor to direct Redhouse theater production ‘Rounding Third’ beginning May 5April 18, 2006Jaime Winne Alvarezjlwinne@syr.edu
Peter Moller professor of television and film in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, will direct his second theatrical production at Syracuse’s multifunction art house The Redhouse with playwright Richard Dresser’s comedy “Rounding Third.” The play runs May 5-27 at The Redhouse, located on the edge of Armory Square at 201 S. Warren St. A special talkback session and reception with playwright Dresser will immediately follow the May 5, 8 p.m., performance.
“Rounding Third” follows the journey of Little League coaches Don and Michael through an entire baseball season. Don, the veteran, and Michael, the new recruit, have markedly different personal circumstances and philosophies about the game of baseball and also the game of life. Their clashes drive this funny, touching play through the bumpy terrain of fatherhood and baseball. Despite their differences, the pair forms an uneasy alliance for the benefit of the team.
Moller directed The Redhouse winter 2005 production of Romulus Linney’s “Klonsky and Schwartz,” this year’s 2006 SALT Award-nominee for production of the year. He is a stage actor, playwright, director and founding member of Armory Square Playhouse, a playwright’s collective where his play “Time Capsule” was produced recently as a script-in-hand reading.
“I am excited to be directing again at The Redhouse. This production is a humorous and cutting look at baseball, winners, poor sports and everything in between,” says Moller.
Moller teaches courses in film and television production, directing, acting and screenwriting at the Newhouse School. Before coming to SU, he served as artistic director of the Cheltenham Arts Center. His plays “Sangrado,” “The Experiment of St. Alexis” and “Coupons” have been produced by regional theaters in the United States and Canada.
The Redhouse, a community partner with SU’s Pulse, is offering special discount coupons for “Rounding Third” to SU students with valid SU I.D. Coupons entitle recipients to $10 off student ticket prices for theater productions. They are available at the Schine Student Center Box Office in limited quantity. Coupons, along with a valid SU I.D., must be presented at the door when paying for an event at The Redhouse. Contact the Schine Box Office at 443-4517 for more information.
Free parking is available for patrons in the lot behind the theater and additional parking is available on surrounding streets. For a full schedule and ticketing information, call The Redhouse at 425-0405 or visit http://www.theredhouse.org.