Java Drama at the Fringe Festival

August 31, 2007 — Java DramaDragon Stage & Screen will present Java Drama as a part of Philadelphia's Live Art Fringe Festival from August 31 to September 15, 2007, at Doubleshots Espresso (211 Chestnut Street).

Java Drama is a performance of three one-act, site-specific plays that are directed, produced and acted by Drexel students:

  • Next Year in Jerusalem, written by Deborah Yarchun and directed by Joshua Hitchens, is about a Harvard student who meets an ambitious Emerson co-ed online. He's trying to seduce her, she's using him as a storyline.
  • Timing is Everything, written by Beth Jamieson, is about a situation where first impressions prove to be abysmally wrong.
  • The Olive Branch, written by Julia Curcio and directed by Rachel Moffat, is about siblings' deep dark secrets regarding Italian restaurants.

Presentations are scheduled on Friday, August 31, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, September 1, at 5 p.m.; Sunday, September 2, at 2 p.m.; Friday, September 7, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, September 8, at 5 p.m.; Sunday, September 9, at 2 p.m.; and Saturday, September 15, at 1 p.m.

Dragon Stage & Screen brings together screenwriters, playwrights, actors, directors and producers to hear their work presented to others and to provide extra experience before graduating. It was founded by Deborah Yarchun '08, a Westphal College screenwriting and playwriting student.

Java Drama is free for Drexel undergraduates. Contact to reserve a free ticket.

General admission tickets may be obtained by calling 215-413-1318 or on the Web at

For more information, contact Deborah Yarchun at