HPU Theatre Presents 'Early One Evening At The Rainbow Bar And Grille'

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 2, 2009 – Audience members got a taste of offbeat comedy thanks to High Point University’s production of “Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grille,” which ran Feb. 26-March 1 in the Empty Space Theatre of the Old Student Center.

Directed by Ed Simpson, professor of theatre and chair of the Department of Performing Arts, the production took place in a tiny, forgotten town in western Pennsylvania where six ordinary folks faced themselves, each other and the terrifying certainty of an early and unjust end.

The play, written by Bruce Graham – award-winning playwright who attended opening night of the production – featured Nathan Ruffin, a sophomore; Alex Mathis, a sophomore; Tony Starner, a senior; Courtney Bedgood, a freshman; Ben Brown, a sophomore; Maggie Jo Saylor, a freshman; and Luke Mullinax, a junior.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.

Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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