Pepperdine Theatre Students Take Top Award at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
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Pepperdine University theatre students, part of the Pepperdine Scotland company, received
the prestigious Scotsman Fringe First award on August 12 at the Edinburgh Festival
Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland.
It is the second time that Pepperdine Scotland, the award-winning cultural and artistic program comprising members of the Pepperdine theatre department and leading members of the Scottish theatre community, has won a Fringe First, an honor designed to recognize outstanding new theatre work and celebrate the very best new writing. The group also earned a series of coveted four- and five-star reviews for their performance.
Written by Scotland-based playwright Lynda Radley, The Interference is a fast-paced drama about a campus rape victim’s struggle for justice. While the play is set in an American university, it is inspired by events both in the United States and United Kingdom, and the questions it raises go far beyond the campus. Within days of its world premiere on August 3, it had earned acclaim from leading critics at Scotland’s most prestigious publications, including theScotsman, theHerald,British Theatre Guide,The List, andBroadway Baby.
Read more about Pepperdine Scotland and The Interference on:magazine.pepperdine.edu/2016/12/societys-stage/ and magazine.pepperdine.edu/fringe-fest