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Waynesburg University Players present virtual fall play

The virtual offering will run Nov. 4 through Nov. 7

Rachel Pellegrino Nov 4, 2020

The Waynesburg University Players will present their annual fall play Wednesday, Nov. 4, through Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. via livestream.

All are welcome to attend the virtual event, but registration is required. Attendees can register at

Once registered, a link will be provided via email to the live event.

This year’s play, “Twisted Tales of Poe,” is a radio play by Philip Grecian. 

In the staged radio drama, the prisoners of a jail await their fates as three of the doomed souls tell their stories, and the audience enters the mind of the fourth. The stories told are recreations of four of Edgar Allen Poe’s famous short stories – “Tell-Tale Heart,” “Cask of Amontillado,” “The Raven” and “The Black Cat.”

“This is a unique experience that the Waynesburg University Players is about to provide,” said Edward Powers, professor of theatre. “We are excited to bring a piece of theatre into the audience's homes.”

The storytelling cast consists of:

  • Diamond Price, junior music major from Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania
  • Cory Tretinik, senior communication major from Clarksville, Pennsylvania
  • Eden Koldys, junior psychology major from Smithfield, Pennsylvania
  • McKenna Mercier, junior criminal justice administration major from Meadville, Pennsylvania
  • Tess Marlin, sophomore psychology major from South Park, Pennsylvania
  • Drew Vande Kamp, freshman criminal justice administration major from Tinley Park, Illinois
  • Heather Ratcliffe, junior biblical & ministry studies major from Bunker Hill, West Virginia
  • Rachel Duncan, freshman biblical & ministry studies major from Uledi, Pennsylvania
  • Samantha Kelly, freshman criminal justice administration major from Cumberland, Maryland
  • Cody Diyn, junior mathematics major from Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Serving as assistant director, stage managers and sound crew are:

  • Elyse Morgan, sophomore theatre major from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
  • Samantha Morad, senior arts administration/theatre major from Glasboro, New Jersey
  • Gabi Reifsnyder, freshman early childhood/special education major from Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Jaden Sowers, freshman math/secondary education major from Amity, Pennsylvania
  • Stuart Gillum, junior information technology major from Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Sadie Mink, freshman digital design major from Hadley, Pennsylvania

Technical assistance is provided by Jim DePriest, multimedia specialist.

“We look forward to this success as well as our other programs in the future,” added Powers.

For more information, contact Powers at 724-852-3226 or