Mary Baldwin University Theatre Presents Hold Please

October 3, 2011

Hold the Phone! Mary Baldwin University Theatre Presents: Hold Please, a modern day satire about sex and power in the office by Annie Weisman.

Mary Baldwin University Theatre Department presents their season premiere, a comedy about office politics, liaisons, and lessons. Hold Please opens on Wednesday, October 5 and runs through Saturday, October 8 with 7:30 p.m. shows and a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee on October 9. Put your current conversation “on hold” and phone the box office at 540-887-7189 to reserve your tickets! All performances are in the Fletcher Collins Theatre in Deming Hall on the Mary Baldwin University Campus. (Parking shuttles available from the upper deck by calling half an hour before the performance.)

Quick-witted and sharply written, Hold Please is a comedy that keeps you guessing and keeps you laughing. Mary Baldwin students Aubrey Joyner, Alana Patrick, Savhanna Jones, and Ellen Jean Selby portray two generations of female secretaries at a corporate law firm. There’s the bitter Agatha; Grace, the office peacemaker; the fast-talking Jessica; and Erika, thrust into the center of a brewing sex scandal. With fast-paced dialogue, a dancing secretarial pool, adult language, adult problems, and a refrigerator hygiene committee, what’s not to love?

For more information call Terry Southerington, Mary Baldwin professor of theatre, at 540-887-7192.