Thursday, February 18, 2010
Are you ready to be moved by jaw-dropping acting, dynamic design and a play that deals with close to home personal issues? The West Georgia Theatre Company has the perfect venue with the Southeastern premiere of Barbara Lebow’s action-packed play “Plumfield, Iraq.”
Set in two specific locations, Plumfield’s creative devices mix comedy, intensity and music to tell a story of four young men tied together by friendship and torn apart by war.
Directed by faculty member Pauline Gagnon, the play confronts raw subjects like politics, marriage, memories, dreams deferred and post-traumatic stress disorder. This energetic story takes a journey that captures innocent high school boys forced to become soldiers of war.
The psychological and transformative set portrays two dueling worlds while other creative devices provide media imagery like Independence Day fireworks and explosions, harmonies of a barbershop quartet and piano music, and inventive costume design and props.
Don’t miss the first show of the spring season as Barbara Lebow’s wonderful drama plays February 17- 20 at 7:30 p.m., February 21, at 2:30 p.m., February 23 - 25 at 7:30 p.m. All performances will be in the Richard Dangle Black Box Theatre. Tickets are free for UWG students with ID, $10 for general admission, and $7 for seniors.
A community preview performance will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. for $3 a ticket. Call the Townsend Center Box Office at 678- 839-4722 for more details.