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Spring 2007-08


Brutality of Fact


March 27 through 31, 2008

in Thoresen Theatre.

[Thursday through Monday]
All performances at 7:30 p.m. except Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.

by Keith Reddin

Directed by Hiawatha Johnson Jr.

$12 General Admission,
$9 Randolph College Faculty/Staff,
$5 all students


Our Spring Theatre Production

Brutality of Fact by Keith Reddin;      Directed by Hiawatha Johnson Jr.

A comedy about what we believe and how it affects the others around us. 

“a distinct and fresh new voice.” – Curtain Up. 
 “’Brutality’ is surprisingly sweet-natured, inflecting raw spiritual anguish with a perky sitcom lilt.” – NY Times.

Performance dates:  March 27 through 31, 2008

Melissa Gilbert '10 ..... JACKIE:  a recent divorcé
Katt Janson '10 ..... MAGGIE:  her sister, not dead
Geri Smits '10 ..... VAL:  their Mom
Iwalani Martin '10 ..... JUDY:  a woman at home
Brittany Costa '09 ..... JANET:  the other sister, dead
Elizabeth Williams '10 ..... AMY:  an airline clerk
Nick Gentile '11 ..... CHRIS:  the new boyfriend
Meica Green '11 ..... CORRINE:  stranger in a bar
Kel Sauer '11 ..... KATE:  another sister
Kody Roza '10 ..... HAROLD:  the ex-husband
Iwalani Martin '10 ..... MARLENE:  Jackie's daughter

Scenic Design:  Krista Franco
Costume Design:  Patsy Bessolo
Lighting Design:  Ken Parks

Stage Manager:  Hannah Hudson '09

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THE STORY: Val, a matriarch, comes to live with her daughter, Jackie. Jackie, recently divorced and having lost custody of her daughter, takes her mother in willingly but also enlists her in a crusade to convert everyone to a Jehovah's Witness. The two women comb the neighborhoods with religious magazines, shoring up Jackie's faith and killing Val's optimism, not to mention her feet! Val's other daughter, Maggie, surfaces after a long absence to be told that her mother thinks she's dead—since Maggie vanished years ago, Jackie just thought it easier to lie. Maggie's trying to kick her drinking habit and hearing this news doesn't help. Reacquainted with her slightly surprised mother, Maggie tries to be the ear Val needs that when she can't stand living with either Jackie's fanatical ways or her newfound zealot boyfriend, Chris. Val runs away, but Maggie can't take her in. The hilarious yet dark situations continue as: Jackie develops questions about her faith, and her new husband; Maggie finds sobriety; and grand-mother Val hangs out to help her other granddaughter, Marlene, through it all.

- from the cover
Dramatist's Play Service



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