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Senior wins national playwrights competition

Catherine Keyser, a Princeton University senior, has been named a winner of the National Young Playwrights Festival. Her play, "Welcome Home, Virginia Woolf," will be performed at the Miranda Theater in New York on Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.

Keyser, who is majoring in English, has been writing plays since the age of 10 and has won state, national and international awards for her work. The National Young Playwrights honor was awarded by Young Playwrights, Inc., which was founded by Stephen Sondheim. The organization offers young writers the opportunity to have their work evaluated by theater professionals and produced off-Broadway.

"Welcome Home, Virginia Woolf" depicts the interactions of three generations of women confronted with questions of identity, purpose, and creativity. A young woman faces her great-aunt, who is convinced that she is Virginia Woolf. In the process, she learns a great deal about herself and her aspirations.

The Miranda Theater is located 259 West 30th St., between 7th and 8th Avenues. The production is open to the public, but reservations are required. To make reservations, contact Rebecca Sheir of Young Playwrights, Inc. 212-307-1140.

Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601

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