DramaCentre presents work of Kentucky playwright
RELEASED: Sept. 21, 2006
DANVILLE, KY—Centre College drama students will present a public production of acclaimed Kentucky playwright Naomi Wallace's play The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek. Under the direction of Patrick Kagan-Moore, the performances will take place on Sept. 27 and 28 (8 p.m.), Sept. 29 (7 p.m.), and Sept. 30 (5 p.m.) in Weisiger Theatre at the Norton Center for the Arts.
The cast includes: Stan Campbell, Jane Dewey, Will Johnston, JonBen Lacy and Irene Palmer.
Described by TimeOut as "at once charming and haunting," Trestle reveals five characters in an American town hit hard by the Depression. They are all waiting and aching for something to change in their lives. In a sensitive way, the play celebrates the beauty of the human spirit and the refusal to be defeated by a world that is seemingly without hope.
Director Patrick Kagan-Moore says, "These characters live, as Harold Pinter has said, 'on the edge of their being,' in a place where pathology and poetry, imagination and visionary madness inform the living moment."
Naomi Wallace was born in Prospect, Kentucky. Her work has been produced both in the U.S. and Great Britain. The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek premiered at the 1998 Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville and was produced in the spring of 1999 by New York Theatre Workshop as well as by the Edinburgh Theatre in the spring of 2001. Wallace was a 1999 recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as the Genius Award.
Patrick Kagan-Moore is professor of dramatic arts at Centre, where he has taught since 1992. He holds the Charles T. Hazelrigg Professorship in Dramatic Arts. A teacher and producing theatre artist for more than thirty years, Kagan-Moore has directed more than 75 productions in professional, academic and community settings.
Due to adult thematic content, the play is recommended for mature audiences.Tickets may be purchased at the box office at Centre College's Norton Center for the Arts or by calling (859) 236-4692.
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