MC Hosts "On the Verge"
February 9, 2009
The show makes its MC debut at the Aven Little Theater with a March 6-12 run. The first performance begins at 7 p.m that Friday evening. The public is invited.
The production (also titled "The Geography of Yearning'') was written by Eric Overmyer and directed by MC communication professor Phyllis W. Seawright. The play is a modern farce that spotlights time travel from roughly 1888 until 1955, she says. In between laughs, the audience should learn about the language and culture of the times, Seawright said.
MC sophomore Tricia Pate of Van Cleave, MS, Chrissy Hill, a junior from Grenada, and Lauren Hester, a freshman from Tupelo, are playing three of the leading roles. They play the parts of Mary, Fanny and Alexandra. Pate and Hill are both communication majors at MC, while Hester is an international studies/French major on the Clinton campus.
Other actors with key roles: Matt Faries, a freshman from Madison, plus undergraduates Jim Schnadelbach of Clarksdale and Justin McDonough of Madison.
Here's the schedule of the other performances: March 8 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the evenings of March 9, 10 and 12.
Tickets for the Department of Communication production cost $5 for MC students, faculty, staff and senior adults. The cost is $10 for the general public. For more information, contact Phyllis Seawright at 601.925.3453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call the tickets, call the reservation line at 601.925.3935.
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