Monday, October 17, 2005

Creation, with a Twist: Drama Department Presents The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, October 21 and 22

Chestertown, MD, October 17, 2005 — Washington College's Drama Department presents its first senior thesis production of the season with The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, written by Paul Rudnick and directed by senior Kate Amann, October 21 and 22, at 8 p.m. in the College's Tawes Theatre. No reservations are required and the public is invited to attend this free event. Donations will be collected at the box office to benefit local AIDs outreach and education.

For show information, call 410-778-7835 or e-mail

Revamping the traditional stories of the creation of the world, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Toldasks the question, "What the world would be like had God made Adam and Steve, not Adam and Eve?" The play opens with the Stage Manager, who may or may not be God, cueing the creation of the world, and follows the "first" couples-Adam and Steve, and Jane and Mabel-from the Garden of Eden to modern-day Manhattan. Although the cast of nine cleverly tackles the politically incorrect and often shocking humor of Paul Rudnick, the play deals with weighty issues such as the meaning of life, the despair of AIDs, and the existence of God.

Director Kate Amann ultimately believes the show examines "faith and the fact that you don't have to base your faith around what someone else has written down or in the frame of conventional religion in order for it to work for you."

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