Monday, October 24, 2005

Quake Shakes Washington College Stage, October 28 & 29

Chestertown, MD, October 24, 2005 — Washington College's Drama Department presents "Quake," a senior thesis directed by Mali Royer and written by Melanie Marnich, October 28 and 29, at 8 p.m. in the College's Tawes Theatre. No reservations are required and the public is invited to attend this free event. For show information, call 410-778-7835 or e-mail

Searching for the love of her life, Lucy, played by senior Julianne Marton, embarks on a cross-country trip and establishes several fleeting and eccentric relationships along the way. Eventually her quest entwines with a quirky female serial killer, portrayed by freshman Christina Carty, and her adventure takes on a new dimension as they explore the problems associated with human connection and the frailty of love.

Director Mali Royer notes, "I'm simply in love with the characters. The first time I read the script, the characters were hilarious and quirky and genuine, and I wanted to bring them to life."

Hailed by critics for her poetic dialogue and surreal romantic humor, playwright Melanie Marnich "deconstructs the ordinary and typical in order to find beauty" in this thought-provoking play.

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