GEORGETOWN, KY - Georgetown College theatre professor George McGee is one of five semi-finalists for this year’s Kentucky New Play Series (KNPS), sponsored by Kentucky Playwrights Workshop, Inc.

McGee’s short one-act play, “The Engagement,” is about a young couple celebrating their engagement at a favorite restaurant with the young man’s widowed father. The young man is called away leaving his bride to be with his “communication challenged” father, but the young woman will not be ignored.

The Kentucky New Play Series selects two or three short plays of fifteen minutes in length or less by Kentucky playwrights for production each year at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.

This year, three plays by Kentucky playwrights will be given their world premieres at the state fair on Monday, August 19. Selection of the three finalists will be made in early July, according to Bill McCann, KNPS producer.

Other 2013 semifinalists are Linda Caldwell, Somerset, “The Past is Not Past;” Gary Eldridge, Morehead, “The Beauty of Things;” Carol Mauriello, Olive Hill, “Rising from the Ashes;” and Tim Soulis, Lexington, “A Life in the Day of Bobby/Robert.”

Winning plays will be staged by the harriCYN Community Theatre of Cynthiana, Kentucky. Performances will be in the Heritage Hall Senior Room in the South Wing of the Fair and Exposition Center. The Senior Room is sponsored by Humana and the Louisville Department of Parks.