Mary Baldwin Theatre Presents My Sister in this House

March 15, 2001

Mary Baldwin University Theatre continues their 2000-2001 season with My Sister in this House, by award winning playwright, Wendy Kesselman. Mary Baldwin senior Ashley Hefner is the director.

Performances will be held in the Fletcher Collins Theatre in Deming Hall on Wednesday, March 28 through Sunday, April 1. Wednesday through Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., and the Sunday matinee performance begins at 2 p.m.

My Sister in this House is based on the true story of the Papin Sisters, set in 1930’s France. It follows the psychological breakdown of four women who lived together for over six years as servants and inexplicably murder their employer. In the more than 70 years since that night, the Papin sisters have inspired countless authors, historians, and psychologists to try to discover the motive behind the murders. This play contains adult situations.

Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $4 for students. For ticket information, call (540) 887-7189, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NOTE: Picture available upon request.

Mary Baldwin University is a multi-faceted liberal arts college in Staunton, Virginia, with three residential programs for women – the traditional program, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership – as well as coeducational, non-residential Adult Degree and master’s programs. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or the B.S. in 32 majors, the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with K-8 emphasis, the Master of Letters (M.Litt.) in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance, and post-graduate teaching licensure (PGTL). The oldest women’s college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Mary Baldwin was founded in 1842 and is also the first women’s college to be granted a circle of the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa. It is one of only 262 colleges and universities to house a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

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