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Noel Coward Comes to Life in One-Man Show at Wilson College Sept. 24

Posted: September 3, 2010

9/3/2010 Actor Will Stutts breathes life into British wit and playwright Noel Coward in the aptly titled “Noel Coward at the Café de Paris,” an acting tour de force opening on the Wilson College stage on Friday, Sept. 24.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Sept. 3, 2010
CONTACT: Kathy Lehman, Director of Conferences and Special Events
Phone: 717-262-2003
Email: Kathy.lehman @wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Actor Will Stutts breathes life into British wit and playwright Noel Coward in the aptly titled “Noel Coward at the Café de Paris,” an acting tour de force opening on the Wilson College stage on Friday, Sept. 24. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Laird Hall.

Sir Noel Coward, who died in 1973, defined English sophistication and wit for much of the 20th century. A playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, Coward’s stage and film directing and acting career spanned six decades. His plays, which include Hay Fever, Private Lives and Blithe Spirit, are still performed around the world.

But most of all, Coward came to be the standard-bearer of style, grace and sophistication. It was he who, more than anyone in the 20th century, defined elegance, as well as modern theater.

In “Noel Coward at the Café de Paris,” Stutts skillfully recreates the wit and flamboyance, chic and poise, of Coward. The hit, one-man show, which takes place in a cabaret-style setting, is filled with Coward’s droll observations about life and work, sarcastic asides about his famous friends, and scintillating patter and songs.

The show features piano accompaniment by Jeff Barrett.

Stutts has worked longer and more in the genre of the one-person play than any other actor in the world, with the exception of Hal Holbrook. Second cousin of legendary actress Tallulah Bankhead, Stutts attended Yale University’s School of Drama and has appeared in seven Broadway shows and a number of off-Broadway productions.

For more information about tickets, call 717-262-2003 or email specialevents@wilson.edu. Order tickets online at www.wilson.edu by clicking on Events and Conferences, and then Performing Arts Series.



Regular ticket prices are:

General admission – $15

Senior citizens – $12

Children in grades K-12 – Free

Full-time Wilson College for Women and Adult Degree Programs students – Free

Non-Wilson students – $7.50



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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and a master’s degree in education. The college’s 2009-10 enrollment in both the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs is 838 and includes students from 20 states and 18 foreign countries.



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Wilson is an independent college with a proud history of educating women since 1869 through rigorous study of the liberal arts and sciences. Today, Wilson’s mission also includes women and men enrolled in adult degree and graduate programs. Guided by the Honor Principle and distinguished by its commitment to transformative student growth, Wilson College prepares all of its graduates for fulfilling lives and professions, ethical leadership, and humane stewardship of our communities and our world.

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