Posting Date: January 24, 2012


“Splittin’ the Raft” to perform in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Special Kennesaw State performance scheduled for Jan. 28



The student cast of "Splittin' the Raft." Rob Hadaway (from left), John Stewart, Shannon Sparks and Annie Power.

Photo by Tracie L. Hinnant

On Feb. 2, 2012, Kennesaw State University Department of Theatre, Performance Studies & Dance will present “Splittin’ the Raft” at the Kennedy Center American College of Theater Festival – Region IV at Daytona State College. The KSU production is one of only six full-length productions from a nine-state region invited to perform in the festival.

During January and February, the Kennedy Center hosts a total of eight regional college festivals. The winners from each region will be invited to Washington, D.C. to perform at the Kennedy Center National Festival in April.

In advance of its festival appearance, KSU is hosting a special performance of “Splittin’ the Raft” on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. in the Howard Logan Stillwell Theater. This performance is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Directed by associate professor Harrison Long, "Splittin’ the Raft" is a dramatic adaptation of the Mark Twain classic "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" as seen through the eyes of the great orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. In April 2011, KSU received the Arts Education in American Communities grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to perform the production in seven communities throughout North Georgia.



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