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OWU Department of Theatre and Dance to present Boy Gets Girl

January 4, 2005

[ Boy Gets Girl ] DELAWARE, OHIO -- The Ohio Wesleyan Department of Theatre and Dance will bring the provocative thriller Boy Gets Girl to the stage of OWU's Chappelear Drama Center Studio Theatre beginning Jan. 28.

Boy Gets Girl is written by Rebecca Gilman, one of America's most celebrated emerging playwrights. Gilman received the American Theatre Critics Association's 1998 Osborn Award, the 1998 Roger L. Stevens Award from the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, and the 1999 Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright award. The play was originally produced by the Goodman Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, on March 13, 2000, Robert Falls, Artistic Director, Roche Schulfer, Executive Director, and in New York City by the Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director, Barry Grove, Executive Producer, in association with the Goodman Theatre on February 20, 2001. The OWU production is directed by Edward Kahn, the newest addition to the OWU theatre and dance faculty.

Boy Gets Girl takes the audience on a dark, captivating journey as its characters struggle with the dilemma of a dangerous obsession. In the first scene of the play, a magazine writer meets a young man on a blind date. He seems pleasant at first, but when she decides not to purse the relationship further, he does not accept her decision. He wants to get the girl. Please note that the production contains sexually explicit language.

The cast includes Kevin Barron, Kenneth DeAbrew, Barbara Eldredge, Brian Henry, Kit McCann, Casey Phillips, and Erik Unverdruss. Set and lighting design are by Chadwyn Knutson and costume design is by Jacqueline Shelley. Aalya Gheewala is the play's stage manager with Jennifer Campos as assistant stage manager.

Boy Gets Girl will run Jan. 28-29 and Feb. 4-5 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. in the Chappelear Drama Center Studio Theatre at the corner of Park Ave. and Washington St. on the campus of OWU in Delaware.

Tickets are available in the department office 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. or by calling 740-368-3855. Ticket prices are $7 for general admission, $6 for faculty and staff, and $5 for students with proper identification. Tickets may be reserved by calling the box office. Seating for this studio theatre production is by general admission and the house opens 30 minutes before curtain time. Group discounts are available by calling the box office.