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ONU Freed Center presents classic Tennessee Williams drama

Oct 22, 2007
The Ohio Northern University Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents Tennessee Williams's classic drama, Suddenly, Last Summer.

The performance opens Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m., including a pre-show discussion at 7:15 p.m., with subsequent performances on Thursday, Oct. 25, and Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively; and Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. All performances will be held in Stambaugh Studio Theatre.

Suddenly, Last Summer brings to life Williams's characteristic exploration of truth and deception, as well as the theme of sexual repression. Experience the tension that exists between conformity and rebellion as one family struggles for truth, justice and survival. Due to mature themes, this play may not be suitable for young audiences.

Cast members include: Rose Emrich, Painesville, Ohio; Dana Ellison, Lewis Center, Ohio; Heather Powell, Monroe, Ohio; Chris Chiles, St. Marys, Ohio; Patrick Mullen, Tiffin, Ohio; Patricia Hofacker, Casstown, Ohio; and Anna McLaughlin, Oregon, Ohio.

The performance is under the direction of Ken Alexander, Scottish freelance theatre director. Suddenly, Last Summer is Alexander's second collaboration with Ohio Northern; he directed ‘night Mother in 1999.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and ONU faculty and staff, $9 for children 12 and under, and $5 for ONU students. The Freed Center box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone orders are accepted with MasterCard, VISA or Discover by calling (419) 772-1900.


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