Fall Theater Season Opens with Comedy 'Museum'

GENESEO, N.Y. -- The State University at New York at Geneseo's School of the Arts opens its fall theater season with American playwright Tina Howe's "Museum," a comedy about how we perceive art and the often unexpected and outrageous effects it has on us.

Directed by Randy Barbara Kaplan, professor of theater, the production will be staged Sept. 28 - Oct. 3 in college's Robert Sinclair Black Box Theatre in Brodie Hall. The Tuesday through Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. The Sunday matinee begins at 2 o'clock.

The play features a cast of 40, including numerous incoming first-year and transfer students. Several members of Geneseo's faculty and staff also will be performing, including Tom Greenfield, professor of English; Chris Leary, professor of mathematics; Jo Kirk, adjunct lecturer in sociology; Tracy Paradis, reference instruction librarian; and Tom MacPherson, professor of art. Assisting with the production is languages and literatures teaching assistant Marie-Alexandra Drouet and making a guest appearance will be Maryanne Arena, director of fine and performing arts at Genesee Community College.

Senior theater major Nicole Carson is designing the set and Catherine Martini, also a senior theater major, is doing lighting design. Crystal Ferrell, visiting assistant professor, is designing costumes for the characters, who range from Goths to upper-crust Manhattan society ladies.

All tickets are $8 and can be purchased with a check or cash at the Brodie Hall Box Office or online. More information is available at 245-5833.

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