Wake Forest University Theatre will perform Christopher Durang’s play, “The Marriage of Bette and Boo,” beginning Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the MainStage Theatre in the Scales Fine Arts Center. Perfomances will be held at 7:30 each night through Oct. 5, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Oct. 6.
The production kicks off the 2002-2003 Theatre MainStage season. Other productions this season include “The Cherry Orchard,” “Vieux Carré” and “A Servant of Two Masters.”
Cynthia Gendrich, assistant professor of theatre at Wake Forest, will direct “The Marriage of Bette and Boo.” The all-student cast includes Scotty Candler, Chrissy Davis, Meg McKee, Cary Donaldson, Melissa Jones, Julia Schmidt, Kate Lambert, Pip Rinehart, Jonathan Horvath, Lee Norris, Matt Gutschick and Alexandra Kejner.
“The Marriage of Bette and Boo” is a comic look at the all-American family, focusing on the search for love, acceptance and order in the chaos of a crazy family. The semi-autobiographical work explores years of holidays, births, deaths, disagreements and ultimately—forgiveness.
Winner of a Dramatists Guild Award and an Obie for best American play, “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” has been heralded as Durang’s finest work to date.
Tickets are available after Sept. 18 by reservation and at the door, $12 for adults and $5 for students. Call the theatre box office at 336-758-5295 for more information.
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