UW-P to stage drama

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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014 12:00 am

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts' Theatre and Pioneer Players will present Marsha Norman's play, "'night Mother."

It will take place 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19-22, and 2 p.m. Feb. 22-23. General admission is $9, $8 for faculty, staff and seniors, and $5 for students.

The Benefit Wednesday performance will be 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19. All tickets for the benefit are $3, and the proceeds will go to the Platteville Food Pantry and the Platteville Fire Department.

All performances are in the Center for the Arts Theatre on the UW-P campus.

The play is recommended for mature audiences.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1983, the play follows the story of Jessie and her mother, Thelma. At the beginning of the play, Jessie announces to her mother that, at the end of the evening, she plans to kill herself. What unfolds is a real-time, dramatic and heart-wrenching exercise as Thelma attempts to stop her daughter from going through with her plan.

The cast includes UW-P students Emily Cushing, as Thelma, and Rachael Lester, as Jessie. Theater major Forrest Carufel is the stage manager.

For tickets and information, call the CFA Box Office at 608-342-1298.

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