FMU Theatre to present "Book of Days," Feb. 19-22
FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University Theatre will present Lanford Wilson’s “Book of Days,” Feb. 19-22.
Performances begin at 8 p.m. in the Hyman Fine Arts Center’s theatre. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended. Call the box office at 843-661-1365, Monday through Friday, between 1 and 5 p.m., for seating availability. The production contains adult language and situations, and is recommended for mature audiences.
The play is directed by D. Keith Best, associate professor of theatre arts and acting at FMU.
“Book of Days,” which won the Best Play Award from the American Theater Critics Association, is set in a small town dominated by a cheese plant, a fundamentalist church, and a community theater. When the owner of the cheese plant dies mysteriously in a hunting accident, Ruth, his bookkeeper, suspects murder. Cast as Joan of Arc in a local production of George Bernard Shaw’s “St. Joan,” Ruth takes on the attributes of her fictional character and launches into a one-woman campaign to see justice done.
The cast of “Book of Days,” with hometown, is:
Ruth Hoch: Rachel Harrison, Florence
Len Hoch: Vince Triana, Pawleys Island
Boyd Middleton: Glen Dawson, Arden Hills, Minn.
Ginger Reed: Sarah Thorowgood, Chesapeake Beach, Md.
Martha Hoch: Carol Graziani, Hilton Head
Walt Bates: Brad Sponic, Goose Creek
Sharon Bates: Gretchen Freund, Toms River, N.J.
James Bates: David Sistare, Inman
Louann Bates: Tiffany Sarvis, Sumter
Earl Hill: Andrew Cogswell, Walterboro
Reverend Bobby Grove: Nick Sharrett, Myrtle Beach
Sheriff Conroy Atkins: Christopher Blackwell, Matthews, N.C.
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