March 27, 2012

GSU Theatre Department Final Main Stage Production of the Season

GSU Theatre Department to Present Season
Final Main Stage Production "Ruined"

GRAMBING, LA – The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Grambling State University is pleased to announce its final main sage production of the season, Ruined, by Lynn Nottage. Performance is scheduled for March 26-29, 2012 at the Floyd L. Sandle Theatre, located in the Conrad Hutchinson Performing Arts Center.

The 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winning play is based on the struggles endured by women during the civil war of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mama Nadi runs a "clean" bar that provides a job and security for women. These women have ended up there after being driven from their homes, communities, marriages and families by forms of violence encountered in the war. They are only "safe" with Mama if they continue to keep the customers occupied. Based on factual events, this play contains adult content and language.

Directed by Karl V. Norman, the ensemble cast consists of a large group of talented GSU students. The production staff includes Hardy Bates as set, light, and sound designer, Teshia Lincoln as costume designer, D’Andrea Wilson as prop mistress, and Jamila Hickman as stage manager.

Costs for the performances are $3 for students and $5 for the general public. Box office will be open the week prior of the first performance, as well as the week of the performance, from the hours of 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, please call Mrs. Modest at 251-2201.

Cast members include: Tiana Alexander as Mama Nadi; Trichia Cadette as Josephine; Kris Bailey as Sophie; Ashlee Lackey as Sarma; Orlando Lewellen as

GSU Season Finale Performance 'Ruined' Poster
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