Festival II welcomes Ingrid MacDonald
in "Master Class"
LAKELAND, Fla. (Nov. 1, 2004) -Florida Southern's Festival II presents Ingrid MacDonald performing as opera diva Maria Callas in "Master Class," a play by Terrence McNally. The performance takes place Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall in the Robert A. Davis Performing Arts Center on the Florida Southern campus.
Winner of the 1996 Tony Award for "Best Play," "Master Class" is based on actual transcripts of Callas as she coaches (and intimidates) young singers. An accompanist sits at a piano while Callas commands and bullies her students in the ways of the world. FSC Assistant Professor of Music John Thomasson directs.
MacDonald, who has performed at the Asolo Theatre and Theatre Winter Haven, will perform a reading of this play on the very stage where master classes are offered for students at Florida Southern College. Twice winner of the "Best Actress" Award of the Southeastern Theatre Conference, MacDonald is married to Florida Southern College Artist-in-Residence Robert MacDonald.
Tickets are $12 at the door and $6 for non-FSC students. FSC students are admitted free. For ticket information, please contact the Branscomb Auditorium box office at (863) 680-4296.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.