Katie, portrayed by Anna Evans, is shown here in LeeU Theatre’s production of “Beware the Licorice Vines,” opening Sept. 29
Lee Theatre will kick off its fall season with the production of “Beware the Licorice Vines,” directed by senior theatre major Miriam Viars, on Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 5-7, in the Buzz Oates Blackbox Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
"Beware the Licorice Vines” tells the story of Hudson Manning, a reclusive comic book artist and painter who spends his time arguing with his wife Laura—who died two years ago. When film student Katie Evans enters his life, Laura becomes jealous, and Hudson is forced to come to terms with his guilt and choose between reality and the world he’s created in his mind.
“As a student director, it is an honor to be given this show to direct,” said Ms. Viars. “I love the play’s idea of living in the moment, and the show brings a fun and theatrical exploration of guilt and loss—which seems so contradictory, and yet works well onstage."
The production will feature Anna Evans as Katie, Noah MacDonald as Tom, Iris Luce as Laura, and Luke Molitor as Hudson. The production crew includes Hal Arwood as assistant stage manager, Alysse Brendtke as sound designer, Minnie Brock as set designer, and Brooke Jenkins as stage manager.
“Lee Theatre loves to introduce our community to new plays, and this is a lovely production,’ said Dr. Christine Williams, professor of theatre and department chair at Lee. “We hope everyone will join us for this delightful story.”
Tickets will be available online at Eventbrite.com or at Lee Theatre’s box office, located in the Communication Arts Building. The box office is open 4-6 p.m. during the week of the show and one hour prior to each performance.
The box office and Buzz Oates Blackbox Theatre are located in Lee University’s Communication Arts Building.
Lee Theatre will continue its season with the production of “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” directed by Anna Marie Brendel and set to perform on Nov. 3-4 and 9-11 at 7:30 p.m.
For more information on Lee Theatre, visit leeuniversity.edu/theatre, call the box office at 614-8360, or follow LeeUTheatre on Facebook.