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The Blue & Gray Press | October 16, 2018

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Seascape to Debut at Klein Theatre

By COLEMAN CLARK

Drama, comedy, and sea lizards all come together on the Klein Theatre stage in “Seascape” when the play by Edward Albee begins its two-week run tonight at 8 p.m.

Freshman Lauren McGrath and junior David Presgraves star as an elderly married couple on an afternoon stroll along the beach when two lizard-like sea creatures, played by junior Jonathan Bridgeman and senior Kalyna Jowyk, emerge from the ocean and engage the couple in conversation.

“The makeup and costume designers were really creative, and I have to say we look just as awesomely strange as the script suggests,” said Bridgeman.

The concept may sound far-fetched, but this is typical of absurdist playwright Albee’s plays.

“It is less a play that starts at point A and ends at point Z with a series of events, actions, and obstacles to be overcome if you will, as opposed to more of a philosophical treatise on life,” said Director Helen Housley. “It touches on many aspects of life, the relationships between men and women, the nature of marriage, what happens when that first glow of love fades away?”

Performances: Feb. 10-20,
Thursday – Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
Klein Theatre in DuPont Hall
$10 standard admission, $8 students and senior citizens, $4 UMW ID
540-654-1111 for tickets and info

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