Lycoming College Theatre Department to present "Mauritius"

Lycoming College Theatre Department to present "Mauritius"

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The Lycoming College Theatre Department will present Theresa Rebeck's "Mauritius" at 8 p.m., Sept. 28-Oct. 1, in the College's Mary L. Welch Theatre. The play is recommended for mature audiences due to adult language and situations.

"Mauritius" is an intriguing, sinister story that tells of estranged half-sisters Jackie and Mary, who have inherited a stamp collection which may or may not be incredibly valuable and that includes two especially rare stamps from the island of Mauritius. Jackie and Mary's entry into the world of stamp collecting leads to confrontations with a trio of con men who can't seem to separate truth from lies.

Dr. N.J. Stanley, Lycoming associate professor and chair of theatre, will be directing the production. Cast members include Chase Mack, a senior English major from Mechanicsburg, Pa., Jesse Shade, a senior theatre major from Woolrich, Pa., Molly Collier, a junior theatre and art major from Cranford, N.J., Billy Reilly, a junior theatre major from South Williamsport, Pa., and Taylor Kendra, a freshman from Sellersville, Pa.

Tickets can be purchased at the Mary L. Welch Theatre box office, or by calling 570-321-4048. The box office is open weekdays from 1-4 p.m. and beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the evenings of the performances.

A special "Dinner and a Show" package is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30. Tickets are $18 per person and must be reserved in advance. Those with advance tickets will enjoy a themed, pre-show dinner in the College's Jane Shultz Room.

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Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic major and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.

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