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Cast Announced for "The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds"


Young Tillie has it tough. Shy and bookish, she lives a grinding existence with her prettier older sister and domineering mother. Then a teacher inspires her to undertake an improbable experiment. Against the odds, she proves in more ways than one that even in the rankest soil beauty and hope can grow. Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer Prize-winner is theatrical gold.

The Department of Theatre and Cinema announce the cast for the upcoming drama “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” by Paul Zindel.

The production is student directed by Sarah Meade.



Tillie – Grace Ellinghaus

Beatrice – Morgan Hardy

Ruth – Kenzie VanDerwerker

Nanny – Lindsay Taylor

Janice Vickery – Courtney Rice

The play runs from the Feb. 19 to 22 in the Hawes Studio Theatre in Porterfield Hall. Tickets are free, but must be picked up at the Portfield Box Office during the week of the show (540-831-5289). The Box Office is open from noon to 6:00 p.m. and one hour before the start of each performance.

Feb 3, 2014

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