July 15, 2024

Final Weekend to Catch Production of “Talking With” at UMW

The University of Mary Washington Department of Theatre & Dance has kicked off its 2012-13 season with a production of Jane Martin’s “Talking With.” Final performances are Sept. 27-29 at 8 p.m., and Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. in Klein Theatre, duPont Hall. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and senior citizens and$5 for students, faculty and staff with a UMW ID.

Senior Karen Devigili performs in “Talking With.” (Courtesy of Geoff Greene)

“Talking With” is comprised of 11 monologues performed by women. Each woman invites you into her world as she confesses a secret that she keeps from the rest of society. These monologues deal with a range of themes from marital problems to religious experiences, and everything in between. As the women speak they teach important lessons about love, loss and the search for happiness.

“Talking With” premiered at the Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Ky., as part of the 1982 Humana Festival of New American Plays. Jane Martin is a pen name of a Kentucky playwright suspected to be the former Actors’ Theatre of Louisville artistic director, Jon Jory. Martin won the American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award for “Keely and Du” in 1994 and “Jack and Jill” in 1997. “Keely and Du” was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1994.

“Talking With” is directed by Helen Housley, associate professor of theatre. Scenic and lighting design is by Associate Professor Julie Hodge and costume design is by Associate Professor Kevin McCluskey. For more information, call the Klein Theatre Box Office at (540) 654-1111.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.