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Wofford Theatre to perform original children’s play April 27-29

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Her parents have told her, “Go to Bed, Amelia Red,” but the heroine of this original production written and performed by a Wofford College Children’s Theatre class, is too afraid of a ridiculously silly and rather bothersome monster that just won’t let her sleep.

Staying awake is hard to do when you’re as tired as Amelia, but it’s the only way to the girl can keep the monster at bay. What ensues in this original 45-minute production is “an evening of fun and games with the toys from her toy box and her big dog, Rover Red, and of course, her imagination,” says Kerry Ferguson, who is teaching the course and directing the production. “The students are building this play from scratch, and aside from a couple of poems and pieces, all of the text and songs are original. It is a collaborative ensemble piece.” The play is appropriate for children, though Ferguson reminds that the cast includes “a monster.”

Performances are at 4:30 and 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, April 27 and 28, and 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 29. All performances are in the Tony White Theater in the Raines Center; parking is in the Raines Center lot off Evins Street.

Ticket prices:
Kids under 8 – free
Kids 8-18 – $3
Kids 18-108 – $6
Kids with local college IDs – free

Call (864) 597-4080 for reservations.

Students performing in the play include: Tory Macomson, Matt Giles, Jesse Cole, Kim Boone, Kevin Eakes, Drew Burriss, Rebecca Koger, Lane Eisenburg, Bevin Herrmann-Bell, and Miriam Hahn. Stephen Davis is the set designer; Elise Sanders, costumes; and Claudia Winkler, props manager.