The spring theatre season at Lee University will soon be underway, featuring new “must see” plays and performances.
Opening the spring season is the play Eleemosynary written by Lee Blessing and directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Christine Williams. Performance dates are Feb. 16-20 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m. in the Edna Minor Conn Theatre (Vest 305).
Eleemosynary focuses on the lives of three Wesbrook women: eccentric seventy-five-year-old Dorothea; her jaded middle-aged daughter, Artie; and Artie's bright sixteen-year-old daughter, Echo.
Blessing presents fragmented vignettes of the lives of the three women as they struggle to define themselves both as individuals and as part of a family unit. In this poignant and mature study of familial relationships, Blessing highlights the human need for connection and forgiveness. This play is recommended for ages 12 and up.
The final play of the theatre season is See How They Run written by Phillip King and directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Dan Buck. Performance dates are Apr. 14 and 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. and Apr. 15 at 2:30 p.m. in the Dixon Center Auditorium.
The play is a wild British farce so fast and frenzied that the audience will be as out of breath from laughing as the actors are from the non-stop action. Galloping in and out of the four doors of an English vicarage are an American actor and actress, a cockney maid who has seen too many American movies, an old maid and four men in clergyman suits (who are not all clergy). This play is recommended for ages eight and up.
Times and ticketing details for both performances will be announced soon.
Showtimes: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday - 7:30 PM; Sunday - 2:30 PM.