Mary Baldwin University Theatre proudly presents Gen LeRoy’s bittersweet play Not Waving, Wednesday through Saturday, November 14 through 17 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 pm. at Fletcher Collins Theatre in Deming Hall. Deming is located at the corner of Prospect Street and Deming Drive on the Mary Baldwin campus.
McKinley Greer, a senior theatre major at Mary Baldwin, is directing the production. Greer says she chose the play because “It has a little bit of everything – a little bit of comedy, as well as drama, combined with hope.”
In Not Waving, LeRoy explores the experience of being manic/depressive. The main character, Nicole, goes through extreme highs and lows in her life as she tries to cope with her illness. The high moments are chaotic and often humorous, and the lows are devastating and dark. Her mother Gabby is pulled through a range of experiences with Nicole: some exciting, some horrendous, and some disturbing. Gabby learns more about herself as she tries to understand Nicole.
The show stars Baldwin Online and Adult Programs student Eleanor Perkinson as Nicole and freshman Laura Sanders as Gabby. Completing the cast is Michael Morris, recently seen in Mary Baldwin’s production of Postmortem, and a newcomer to the stage, freshman Jill Keagy.
Tickets cost $4 for students, $6 for adults, and $4 for senior citizens. For more information and credit card reservations, call the ticket office at (540) 887-7189, https://go.marybaldwin.edu/studies/theatre/currentseason.asp . Contains adult language and situations.
Mary Baldwin University, with a main campus in Staunton, VA and five regional centers, excels in providing leadership training, character development and career preparation with a strong academic foundation. A multi-faceted liberal arts college, Mary Baldwin offers three residential programs for women – the Traditional Program for Women, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership – as well as coeducational, non-residential bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or the B.S. in 32 majors, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with K-8 emphasis, the Master of Letters (M.Litt.) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) 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 was 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 shelter a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.