McDaniel College Theatre presents “Saints and Sisters,” a collection of three short plays written by Gertrude Stein, October 3 through October 6 at 7:30 p.m. in WMC Alumni Hall. Theatre Arts faculty member Richard Sautter directs the show.
The plays selected for production include “Saints and Singing,” a lyrical celebration of friendship, “Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters,” a send-up of murder mysteries and melodramas, and “Accents in Alsace,” of which Sautter states, “It was important for me to include the last piece. In it, Stein considers the after-effects of the First World War. This is the 100th anniversary of that conflict, and I think it’s important for theatre artists to be part of those commemorations.”
Sautter asserts, “Don't expect logic or realism. Stein’s writing seems to go in ten directions at once. She was interested in seeing things at different levels and from different perspectives simultaneously. At the same time, she delighted in the sheer joy of language. Words are both toys and tools. You never quite know where one of her lines is going to take you, but you’re always glad for the journey.”
The casts include McDaniel students Vanessa Bliss, Meghan Callis, Ellie Davis, Matt Foley, Kendall Harnsberger, Kiah Hyman, L.J. Kindall, Ben Michaels, Anna Rozier, Chris Spahn, Kevin Tyson, Jen Willard, and Patsy Zetkulic.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, students, military, and the McDaniel College community. For more information, call the box office at 410-857-2448.
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7:30pm
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