West Georgia Theatre Company Goes Wilde

Monday, September 28, 2009

Are you ready to be charmed and tickled by delightful romance? The University of West Georgia and the West Georgia Theatre Company will open its fall semester with “Lady Windermere’s Fan,” a comic tale by Oscar Wilde that follows Lady Windermere as she prepares for her “Coming of Age” party.

Are you ready to be charmed and tickled by delightful romance? The University of West Georgia and the West Georgia Theatre Company will open its fall semester with “Lady Windermere’s Fan,” a comic tale by Oscar Wilde that follows Lady Windermere as she prepares for her “Coming of Age” party. This witty, aristocratic comedy is filled with deception, hypocrisy and lust. Written in the 19th century, the play explores the wild behavior of the wealthy, which still exists today in the marital affairs and the tainted reputations of the rich and famous.

A Community Preview begins the run on Tuesday, September 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. The preview has a reduced price of $3 for admission. Windermere continues through October 3 in the evenings and ends with a matinee on Sunday, October 4, at 2:30 p.m. All performances will be on the Townsend Center Main Stage.

Funny and flirtatious performers in the play include students Katie Watkins of Lilburn, Chris Ringkamp of Marietta, Amanda Lindsey of Fayetteville, Matt Suwalski of Woodstock, Jordan Parrish of Cumming, Michael Bryan of Griffin, Garrett Carpenter of Hartwell, Erika Ragsdale of Stone Mountain, Will Richardson of Sequoia, Callie McNew of Dallas and Spencer Rich of Douglasville.

Associate Professor of Theatre Amy Cuomo will direct with stage manager Hope Mullinax of Buford and assistant stage manager Jessica Read of Powder Springs.

Elaborate art deco scenery and costumes of the 1930s are created by faculty members Brad Darvas and Alan Yeong. Other students include Kelly Andrews, props, of Newnan; Hamilton Young, sound, of Stone Mountain; and Michael Vaughn, lighting, of Cartersville.

General admission is $10 and senior tickets are $7. Call the Townsend Center Box Office at 678 839-4722 for more details or e-mail theatre@westga.edu.