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2002

FMU Theatre to present "The School for Scandal," Oct. 16-19

FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University Theatre will open its fall season with the classic Restoration comedy “The School for Scandal” by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Oct. 16-19.

Performances begin at 8 p.m. in the Hyman Fine Arts Center’s theatre, and are free and open to the public. Call 843-661-1365 for seating availability.

The play is directed by FMU theatre professor Glen Gourley.

Set in London in the late 1700s, “The School for Scandal” deals with the London upper crust and their “gossiping” ways.

The play will be presented in complete Restoration Period style with lavish settings depicting the architectural styles of the London upper society and the sumptuous costumes and wigs portraying the times and tastes of the extravagant citizens of London. The play deals with husbands suspecting their wives of infidelities, a returned rich uncle who finds his nephews at odds with society, overheard conversations, and gossiping societies whose “reports” ruin lives with every spoken word.

Cast list – FMU Theatre presents “The School for Scandal”

Out-of-state
Chesapeake Beach, Md.: Sarah Thorowgood (Mrs. Candour)
Matthews, N.C.: Christopher Blackwell (Drunk)
Orange Park, Fla.: Aubrey Phillips (Lady Teazle)
South Carolina
Charleston: Brad Sponic (Sir Peter)
Cheraw: Jessica Allison (Maria)
Columbia: Jason Abernathy* (Sir Oliver)
Florence: Trey Graham (Sir Benjamin), Rachel Harrison (Servant), Wen Housend (Servant)
Hilton Head: Carol Graziani (Wench)
Inman: David Sistare (Charles Surface)
Lamar: Jessie Seaman (Maid)
Lugoff: Trip Rabon (Trip)
Mullins: Desman Stackhouse (Careless)
Myrtle Beach: Nick Sharrett (Rowley)
Pamplico: Brent Ard (Crabtree)
Pawleys Island: Nicole Hugler (Assistant Director), Vincent Triana (Joseph)
Saluda: Jessica Willis (Lady Sneerwell)

* former FMU student

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Last Published: February 14, 2006 5:08 AM
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