Mary Baldwin University Theatre presentsLong Time Since Yesterday, by award-winning African-American playwright, P.J. Gibson, running November 15–19 in the Fletcher Collins Theatre, Deming Hall.
After the suicide of a mutual college friend, five professional women reunite at the funeral. As the women come together, tempers flare, old jealousies are reignited, and secrets — both old and new — threaten to be revealed.
The play calls for five strong African-American actors and in director Clinton Johnston’s casting you have just that. Jessica Taylor plays Janeen, the deceased woman. Playing her friends are Sedonia Williams as Laveer, Shakira Ayers as Panzi, Ariel Howard as Babbs, Barbara Shā Jackson as Alisa, and Shanté Bowie as Thelma.
This show contains mature themes and strong language.
The season continues withThe Pretty Perfume Makerwith music by Offenbach and book by Cremieux and Blum, February 9–11 and 14–18,The Cherry Orchardby Anton Chekhov, March 28–April 1, and Curtain Calls, an evening of student directed one-act plays May 9–13.
The public is invited Wednesday-Saturday, November 15–18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 19 at 2 p.m. to the college’s Fletcher Collins Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens and $7 for adults. Tickets may be purchased at the box office Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. or reserved by credit card by calling (540) 887-7189 during regular box office hours.