WFU Theatre presents “Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)”

The Wake Forest University Theatre will open its second production of the 2003-2004 season, “Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet),” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the MainStage Theatre in Scales Fine Arts Center.

This prize-winning, pseudo-Shakespearean comedy, written by Ann-Marie McDonald, revolves around the adventures of unappreciated assistant professor Constance Ledbelly.

Ledbelly, who believes that “Othello” and “Romeo and Juliet” were originally comedies rewritten into tragedies, attempts to decipher a coded manuscript she believes proves her theory. In the process, she is magically drawn into the plays where her actions have profound effects on the texts.

J.K. Curry, Wake Forest associate professor of theatre, will direct the production. The cast includes Wake Forest students Marla DuMont, Moira Dennis, Emily (Frances) Johnson, Carley Hartz, Matt Gutschick, Chris Miller and Andrew “Pip” Rinehart. Everett Long will stage manage the production.

The play will run Oct. 31 – Nov. 1 and again Nov. 5-9. All evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday matinee begins at 2 p.m. All performances are held in Scales Fine Arts Center’s MainStage Theatre.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for students, and may be purchased at the Theatre Box Office or by calling 336-758-5295.

The box office is open weekdays, noon-5:00 p.m. For more information, visit the Wake Forest University Theatre’s web site.

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