HPU Professor's Play Accepted For Publication

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HIGH POINT, N.C., April 17, 2009 – Ed Simpson, professor of theater and chair of the Department of Performing Arts at High Point University, has recently learned that his play, “Electric City Suite,” has been accepted for publication by the Dramatic Publishing Company. 
 
“Electric City Suite” is a unique collection of six plays that, together, tells the story of a Scranton, Pa., snack delivery man and his family from 1921 to the present. The plays were commissioned and originally produced by The Electric Theater Company, a professional theater in Scranton. The plays of “Electric City Suite” have subsequently been produced throughout the country, including a production of the entire cycle by the HPU Department of Performing Arts in the spring of 2008.
 
“The stories and characters of ‘Electric City Suite’ have always been very special to me and I’m delighted they’ll now find a wider audience with publication,” says Simpson.
 
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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