Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Premier of Pangaea, drama written by Erik Champney, to be directed by Ryan Williams at MLP: opens Sept 24

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse at Centenary College of Louisiana opens the season with a world premiere production of Pangaea, a play by award-winning playwright Erik Champney. The playwright is also an actor and student at Centenary College.

Production dates are September 23, 24, and 25, at 8:00, and September 26, at 2:00.

Pangaea, says Champney, tells the story of what happens when the people we manipulate begin to manipulate us. Through the lives of five very different people (an alcoholic psychologist, an All-American boy-next-door, a reclusive pothead, an attention-seeking manic-depressive, and a social chameleon), the play explores the perils of depending on another person for individual identity and the terrifying journey back to who we really are.

The cast of Pangaea includes Rachel Havird as Lang Ashcroft,
Erik Champney as Ross Kurtz, Chelsea David as Gertrude Kurtz,
Andrew Wood as Phillip Ashcroft and Barry James Acosta as George Cromwell.

Pangaea is directed by Ryan Williams, with set design by Don Hooper and lighting design by Courtney Gaston. Mark Henry has composed the original score. Stage Manager is Ivy Dulaney, with Abigail Presswood as Assistant Stage Manager. Emily Slazer serves as Properties Mistress.

Reservations at 318.869.5242.

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