June 27, 2022

“Talking With” Opens Next Thursday

The University of Mary Washington Department of Theatre & Dance will kick off its 2012-13 season with a production of Jane Martin’s “Talking With.” Performances will be Sept. 20-22 and Sept. 27-29 at 8 p.m., and Sept. 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. in Klein Theatre, duPont Hall. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and senior citizens.

“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.