FLORENCE – Looking for fine evening entertainment at an affordable price? Don’t miss the Francis Marion University Theatre production of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Caucasian Chalk Circle,” Oct. 20-23.
The show, the first in the FMU Theatre's 1999-2000 season, is the story and struggle of two women who claim to be the mother of one child. Each performance of the play begins at 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Seat reservations are suggested and may be made by calling the ticket office at 843-661-1365 from 1-5 p.m., beginning Monday, Oct. 11.
The play is under the direction of assistant professor A. Glen Gourley. Associate professor David C. Granath is overseeing scenic design and lighting, and costume design is by assistant professor Amy L. Sherwood.
More than 20 FMU students are in the production. Main characters include Marcia Kunkel of Ellicott City, Md., a theatre arts major, playing the role of “Grusha;” Will Franklin of Florence, a theatre arts major, as the “Prince;” Kate Corea of Churchville, Md., a mathematics major, as the governor’s wife “Natella Abashville;” Michael Ryan Hudson of Columbia (29229), a physics major, as “Simon;” and David Martinez of Inman, a theatre arts and French major, as “Azdak.”
Azdak, the story’s crazy peasant, becomes the judge in the case of the child with two mothers. For more information about the play, call Gourley at 843-661-1538.