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Playwright Michael Hollinger to Present Reading at LHU

As part of Lock Haven University’s Pennsylvania Authors Reading Series, on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Parsons Union Building multipurpose room, award-winning playwright and screenwriter Michael Hollinger will present “Killing Trees: A Playwright’s Life.”  During the evening presentation, student actors will present self-contained scenes from his play Hope and Gravity.

WHAT: LHU PA Authors Reading Series: Michael Hollinger “Killing Trees: A Playwright’s Life”

WHEN: Tuesday, March 7th, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Parsons Union Building, Multipurpose Room, Campus of Lock Haven University

WHO: Dana Washington,; Marjorie Maddox Hafer,

Michael Hollinger’s full-length plays include Under the Skin, Ghost-Writer, Opus, Tooth and Claw, Red Herring, Tiny Island, Incorruptible and An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf, all of which premiered at Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre Company. Hollinger’s awards include an ATCA/Steinberg New Play Citation, an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award, a Mid-Atlantic Emmy, an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award, and four Barrymore Awards (including the F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Theatre Artist) among others.

He is a Professor of Theatre at Villanova University and Artistic Director of Villanova Theatre. Hollinger shares a life with actor/teacher/director Megan Bellwoar and their children Benjamin and Willa.

For additional information about the author, please visit .For additional information on this reading, please contact Professor Dana Washington at or Professor Marjorie Maddox Hafer at .

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit, email, or call (570) 484.2011. Lock Haven University is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.


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