Modern Drama Takes the Stage at Mary Baldwin University Theatre

April 28, 2008

Mary Baldwin University Theatre presentsHonour, Joanna Murray-Smith’s acclaimed drama, on May 7 – 11 at the Fletcher Collins Theatre in Deming Hall at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, VA. Performances begin at 7:30 pm on Wednesday through Saturday, with a Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm. Admission is $5 for children and senior citizens and $10 for adults. Tickets are available at the door and by credit card in advance. Mary Baldwin Box Office hours are 10 am – 5 pm weekdays at (540) 887-7189. The play contains some adult language.

Director and Mary Baldwin theatre professor Terry Southerington describes the work as, “a story of very three-dimensional people who live, love, learn, and grow.” The beauty and realism of the play propelled it into the top ranks of the theatre world with audiences and critics alike.

In this strong modern drama, the characters navigate the forces passion and betrayal in an intense war of words. George, a respected journalist, leaves Honor, his wife of thirty-two years. Beguiled by Claudia, a bright yet cynical writer who is only a few years older than his daughter, Sophie, George betrays his family and himself.

The talented cast includes Mary Baldwin Theatre veteran Betsy Shortt appearing in the role of Honor in her final performance at the college. Local actor and director Darren Ralston performs as George alongside students Shae Armstrong, who takes on the role of Claudia, and Elisabeth Rutledge, who portrays Sophie.

Honour is the last production of the season for the Mary Baldwin University Theatre. This enjoyable and thought-provoking story, which presents an age old conflict in a distinctly modern light, is not to be missed.

Calendar Info
Mary Baldwin University Theatre presentsHonourby Joanna Murray-Smith
May 7 – 10 at 7:30, May 11 at 2:00
Fletcher Collins Theatre, Deming Hall
Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, VA
$10 Adults, $5 for children and seniors citizens
Mary Baldwin Box Office (540) 887-7189