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Theatre's The Maiden's Prayer Opens Nov. 1

Posted Oct. 15, 2013

 
Kent State University at Stark will kick off their first theatrical event of the 2013-14 season with The Maiden’s Prayer by Nicky Silver on November 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. and on November 3 and 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the Kent State Stark Theatre, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided for the performance on November 10 at 2:30 p.m. Opening night is Scholarship Night with proceeds benefiting students in Kent State Stark theatre and music programs.
 
In Nicky Silver’s dramatic comedy, unrequited love of straight and gay attraction threatens the marriage of golden couple Taylor and Cynthia. As his best friend and sister-in-law secretly pine after the groom, each of their lives endures major changes, resulting from the choices they make. A tragedy tests the family loyalty of Cynthia’s sister, while Taylor’s best friend takes advantage of the opportunity as a means to fulfill his long-hidden desires. For mature audiences only, due to sexual content and strong language.
 
Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $7 for non-Kent State students, children under 17 and senior citizens. All Kent State students are admitted free of charge with current student ID. Tickets may be obtained beginning Monday, Oct. 21. Reserve tickets online at www.stark.kent.edu/theatre or call the Kent State Stark Theatre Box Office at 330-244-3348, Mondays through Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m.
 
Directing The Maiden’s Prayer is Kent State Stark Assistant Professor of Theatre and Theatre Director Brian Newberg. Louis Williams is the scenic and lighting designer, Susan Blurton is the costume designer and Ron Jarvis is the sound designer.