Thursday, March 27, 2008

'Miss Witherspoon' Staged at Washington College

Chestertown, MD — The Washington College Department of Drama will present Christopher Durang's "Miss Witherspoon" at the Prince Theatre on Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29, at 8 p.m.

Durang is one of America's most celebrated current playwrights, renowned for his skewed, insightful sense of humor. Both Timeand Newsday hailed "Miss Witherspoon" as one of the Ten Best Plays of 2005.

Time's Richard Corliss dubbed it "an endearingly meditative farce... It's a pleasure to note that [Durang] hasn't lost his screwball." And Newsday's Linda Winer raved, "This is Durang at the top of his metaphysical, apocalyptic, high-cultural game ... thoroughly lovable. And funny."

"Miss Witherspoon" charts the otherworldly course of a recent suicide who discovers that she must return in order to fix her "brown tweedy aura." Aiding and accompanying her on her quest from here to eternity and back again is an unusual spiritual guide.

The upcoming Washington College production of "Miss Witherspoon," directed by Senior Carey Walden, features Mary Lide, Ashley Jones, Ben Mason, Maggie Kobik and Jess Dugger.

Admission to "Miss Witherspoon" is free, but reservations are required; call 410/778-7835 or e-mail drama_tickets@washcoll.edu.

March 26, 2008

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