Mary Baldwin University closes its 2015–16 theatre season with the first fully staged production of One Woman Town written by Merlyn Q Sell and directed by Marshall B Garrett. Set in a late 19th century Old Western town, this play lassos you in with its enticing characters. When a group of actors passes through the town of Golden Opportunity their citizens find themselves swept up in a whirlwind of drama as they work to put on a rendition of King Lear. Lucky struggles to win the affection of the only woman in town, Daisy Barnes, while rival outlaws Deadly Dan and The Southpaw Kid duke it out. Overflowing with suspense, romance, laughter, tears and marvelous reveals, One Woman Town is going to take you on a journey you will surely enjoy.
Sell and Garrett both recently completed the Master of Fine Arts in Shakespeare and Performance (S&P) program at Mary Baldwin. Together with an undergraduate cast and crew, they bring this beautifully crafted Western comedy to life. One Woman Town runs May 11–14 at 7:30 p.m. and May 15 at 2 p.m.
The town outlaw Deadly Dan is played by Mary Baldwin undergraduate Virginia King. Other Mary Baldwin undergrads in this production are Layla Teears as the captivating Daisy Barnes; Joellen Ogunmuyiwa as the confused Old Man; Marianna Moynihan as Peregrine; and Melissa Fulton as Sue Daniels. Also starring in the show are first year master of letters (MLitt) in S&P students Chad Marriott as The Southpaw Kid; Tyler Bruce Dale as Desmond Swank; and Mary Finch as the lovesick Lucky. The bartender Joe is played by second year MLitt student Mark Pajor. Alumna Linnea Barklund returns to the Mary Baldwin stage as Doc Mort.
Please join us for what promises to be an amazing show you won’t soon forget. All shows will run in Fletcher Collins Theatre in Murphy Deming Fine Arts Center at Mary Baldwin University. Show times are May 11–14 at 7:30 p.m. and May 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 540-887-7189 or online. Single show tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for students, Mary Baldwin faculty, and seniors.
For more information, contact Sam Koogler at 540-292-6456.