Marshall production of “Ah, Wilderness!” continues this week


The  School of Music and Theatre is presenting  “Ah, Wilderness!” by Eugene O’Neill running nightly Thursday, Oct. 8, through Saturday, Oct. 10. All performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center.

The production is directed by guest artist Terry Layman, whose Broadway credits include “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof” (with Scarlett Johansson), “Twelve Angry Men,” “Proof” (with Anne Heche) and “The Ride Down Mount Morgan” (with Patrick Stewart). Layman is also an adjunct professor and director at the Hartt School in Connecticut.

“Ah, Wilderness!” is a  departure from the gritty reality of the author’s renowned dramas. Taking place over the July Fourth weekend of 1906 in an idyllic Connecticut town, it offers a retrospective portrait of small-town family values, teenage growing pains and young love.

Tickets are available by calling the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center box office at ext.  6-2787. Faculty/staff tickets are $15. MU students are admitted with a valid I.D.