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Friday, September 6, 2013

CMU Students Premiere New Web Series … in A Theater

Posted By on Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Redwood Time, a new comedy series developed by Carnegie Mellon School of Drama students, will screen its first episode Sunday afternoon, at CMU’s McConomy Auditorium.

The event is free. You can see a tease of the episode, titled, “I Like You, Like You,” here (including the show’s theme song).

Redwood Time was created, written, directed and co-produced by CMU student Clarence Williams IV. It’s a fictionalized version of the on-campus life of CMU acting student and actor Carter Redwood, who grew up in the Hill District.

In a press release, Williams says the series was inspired by sitcoms like Seinfeld, The Fresh Price of Bel-Air and Curb Your Enthusiasm. The first episode centers on Redwood dealing with a visit from a dubious love interest.

Redwood himself is familiar to local theater audiences from appearances over the years in shows at Pittsburgh Public Theater, City Theatre, Kuntu Repertory Theatre, New Horizon and more.

Future episodes of Redwood Time will premiere on the show’s YouTube channel and official website.

Sunday’s screening is at 4:30 p.m., and the opening event runs until 6 p.m.; the talent is sure to be on hand to answer questions. McConomy is located inside the University Student Center on the CMU campus.

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