William Woods University theatre students are preparing for their final production of the academic year, Seascape, which is set to open April 18.
Written by Edward Albee, who received his second Pulitzer Prize for the play, Seascape focuses on the communication and interpersonal relationships of couples.
The play takes place on a deserted beach. An older couple, Charlie and Nancy, are approaching retirement and having problems with their relationship. They are joined by another couple, Leslie and Sarah, who happen to be two lizards that have decided to leave the ocean depths and come ashore.
The four-person cast consists of Taylor Davidson of Kansas City, Mo., as Charlie; Allison Ward of Hazelwood, Mo., as Nancy; Cody Olendorff of Pacific, Mo, as Leslie, and Taryn Watts of Nixa, Mo., as Sarah.
Joe Potter, assistant professor of performing arts, will direct the play.
The performances will be at 8 p.m. April 18, 19, 25 and 26, and at 2:30 p.m. April 20 and 27 in the Randall B. Cutlip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center.
For tickets and more information, call the box office at (573) 592-4267. Ticket prices are: adults, $10; children (ages 6-12), $7; WWU students, faculty and staff, $9, and senior citizens, $8.