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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Lycoming College Theatre Department will host a production of Melanie Marnich's "Blur" by the play-reading troupe T.R.A.P. (to. read. a. play.) in the College's Dragon's Lair theatre on Friday, Oct. 26, at 9:30 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public.
The play tells the story of Dot Di Prima, who enjoys an easy-going existence until she is diagnosed with a genetic disease that will eventually lead to blindness. With the help of her boyfriend, best friend and a wayward priest, she learns to build relationships, overcome disease and live a full life, complete with spirit, humor and hope, using her heart rather than her eyes.
The cast features Lycoming students Nate Bahn '15, Sarah Beddingfield '15, Zach Campbell '16, Taylor Granger '15, Makenzy LeFever '15, Anna Pysher '15, Michael Sampsell '16 and Joshua Troxler '13.
"Blur is a cool and fast show," Troxler said. "The themes are very clear and boldly put by Marnich. I feel it will translate very well to the area at large, and especially Lycoming College. This is a very experimental play. We want to pick edgy stuff here and there; we want to challenge ourselves to experiment."
The T.R.A.P. production, the group's third full-length show, is supported by the College's theatre department.
Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., the College fosters academic rigor, a supportive faculty and successful outcomes. It offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 educational institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812, Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.