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Latest collection of plays by FMU’s Tuttle debuts Sunday in Columbia

March 17, 2019
John Tuttle

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Dr. Jon Tuttle, professor of English at Francis Marion University, will debut The Trustus Collection, the latest compendium of his plays on Sunday at 6 p.m. at Trustus Theatre’s Side Door Theatre in Columbia.

The event will include a book signing, reception and a brief reading of scenes from some of Tuttle’s favorite plays.

The Trustus Collection brings together in one volume the six Tuttle plays first performed at Trustus Theatre in Columbia going back to 1994’s The Hammerstone and Drift from 1998. Also included in the collection are Holy Ghost (2005), The Sweet Abyss (2009), The Palace of the Moorish Kings (2012), and Boy About Ten which premiered last August at the Trustus Side Door Theatre.

Tuttle’s plays have received more than 100 performances nationwide, and he is a recipient of the South Carolina Theatre Association’s Founder’s Award and fellowships from the South Carolina Arts Commission and the South Carolina Academy of Authors. Tuttle is the playwright in residence at Trustus Theatre.

Tuttle is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 1989 before joining the English Department at Francis Marion University in 1990. He’s been the director of FMU’s honors program since 2013.

The book The Trustus Collection is published by Muddy Ford Press.