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High School Drama Festival to Attract Hundreds to Southern Miss Campus

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Students and teachers representing 16 high schools from the southern region of the state will converge on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus Dec. 2-3 for the South Mississippi High School Drama Festival.

The participants will perform plays ranging from Luigi Pirandello’s “Six Characters in Search of an Author,” a play that presents Pirandello's views about the isolation of the individual from society and from himself, to “Be Careful What You Ask For,” a romantic comedy of wishes gone amiss.

“This is going to be a great opportunity for these schools to showcase the depth of talent that we have in South Mississippi,” said Tom Hardy, festival director

The drama festival will serve as a prequalifying event for the Mississippi Theatre Association Statewide Theatre Festival scheduled for Jan. 12-15, 2012, to advance to the statewide festival.

The general public is welcome to attend the festival as observers. The registration fee is $8 at the door. Observers will be accepted as space permits.

The South Mississippi High School Drama Festival is a collaboration between the Southern Miss Department of Theatre and Dance, Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach and the Mississippi Theatre Association.

For more information, call the Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach at 601.266.4186.