WFU Theatre to present Tennessee Williams play

Senior Jonathan HorvathThe Wake Forest University Theatre will present Tennessee Williams’ “Vieux Carré” Feb. 19 – Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. in the MainStage Theatre of the Scales Fine Arts Center.

The play is loosely based on journals Williams kept of his 1938-1939 sojourn in New Orleans. The main character is a young writer from St. Louis who finds himself seduced by more than just his writer’s curiosity while staying in a rooming house on the French Quarter.

Sharon Andrews, Wake Forest associate professor of theatre, will direct the production. Wake Forest senior Chrissy Davis will serve as assistant director. Junior Joey Picard will serve as stage manager with sophomores Matt Gutschick and Alyssa Biber assisting. Junior Alison Delaney is the sound designer and junior Cambra Overend is the prop master. Jonathan Christman, assistant professor of theatre, will serve as the set and lighting designer. Lisa Weller, supervisor of the costume studio in the theatre, will serve as costume designer.

The cast includes Wake Forest freshmen Nemanja Savic and Ted Henson; juniors Scotty Candler, Joey Mertes and George Graves; and seniors Jonathan Horvath, Meg McKee, Andy Rigsby, Jamila Porter, Erin Lichtenstein and Kate Roberts.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for students and are available beginning Feb. 5. Group rates are available as well. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 336-758-5295. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

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