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East Coast Premiere of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Play Set for BC Stage


The East coast premiere of “You Lucky Girl!” by Edgar Rice Burroughs will be presented by Theatre at Bridgewater College on Nov. 1 - 4 in Cole Hall.  

Performances are at 8 p.m. Nov. 1 – 3, and at 3 p.m. Nov. 4. A talk-back and reception will be held following the production on Friday, Nov. 2. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for seniors and non-BC students. Tickets may be reserved by calling 540-828-5631 after Oct. 18 or purchased at the door one hour before the performance.

The fall production is directed by Scott W. Cole, associate professor of theater at Bridgewater College.

“You Lucky Girl!,” the only known play by Burroughs, was written in 1927 to provide a starring role for his daughter, Joan, but was never produced. The play is a prescient look at the rise of the modern woman during the heyday of the Roaring 20s. “You Lucky Girl!” is a love story centered on the desire of Anne Mason and her friend Corrie West for a life on the stage. The play twists and turns through mistaken identity and frustrated love.

The cast includes:

Kai Sutherland, a sophomore international studies major from Chesapeake, Va., as William Mason;

Rebecca L. Heine, a sophomore communication studies and English double major with a minor in theater, from Jeffersonton, Va., as Anne Mason;

Jessie Houff, a senior art major with a minor in theater from Bridgewater, Va., as Corrie West;

James A. Murtha Jr., a sophomore physics and mathematics double major with a minor in theater from Forest, Va., as Clyde C. Barton;

Tyler Goss, a senior philosophy and religion and mathematics double major from Mechanicsville, Va., as Frank West;

Jacqueline A. McCabe, a sophomore biology and French double major from Alexandria, Va., as Julie Perkins;

Cynea B. Figures-Mormon, a junior international studies and French double major from Disputanta, Va., as Hazel Jones;

Will Canter, a junior communication studies major from Harrisonburg, Va., as Tracy Lord;

John L. Krehbiel Jr., a senior sociology and international studies double major from McPherson, Kan., as Phil Mattis; and

Carissa Cheatham, a junior biology and environmental science double major from Brookneal, Va., as Katie.

Members of the crew include:

Ethan Custer, a sophomore English major with a minor in theater from Dayton, Va., is assistant director and dramaturge;

Juniors Jessica Snellings, an English major with a minor in theater from Stanley, Va., and Rebecca M. Haines, a history major from Taneytown, Md., are assistant directors;

Morgan Elkins, a junior communication studies major with a minor in theater from Cloverdale, Va., is stage manager;

Kaitlyn Faulkner, a freshman communication studies major from Amissville, Va., is assistant stage manager;

Jennifer A. Sclafani, a junior health and exercise science major with a minor in theater from Virginia Beach, Va., is lighting assistant; and

Sarah Kathryn Burchfield, a sophomore communication studies and Spanish double major from Bridgewater, Va., Erin N. Mannion, a freshman economics major from Sterling, Va., and Maggie Reeger, a sophomore English major with a minor in French from Shelocta, Pa., are costume assistants.

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Charles Culbertson
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Office: 540-828-5720
Mobile: 540-255-1831

Mary Kay Heatwole
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Office: 540-828-5486

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Office: 540-828-5782
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