FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: March 27, 2012
CONTACT: Richard Shoap, Adjunct Theater Instructor
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – The Wilson College Drama Club, known as the Kittochtinny Players, will perform the Renaissance comedy, Gallathea, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14, in Laird Hall. Admission to the shows, which are open to the public, is free but donations are appreciated.
Gallathea, written by the English playwright John Lyly, tells the story of two young women, Gallathea and Phillida, each at risk of being selected by the people of their village as a sacrifice to the sea god Neptune. Fearing for their daughters’ safety, two fathers each decide to disguise their daughters as boys and send them off into the surrounding forest until the danger is past. What no one could predict is that Cupid also is at work in the forest, shooting the chaste nymphs of the Goddess Diana with his love arrows. Just when the nymphs are consumed with strange new amorous thoughts, into their midst come two fair young “boys.” Complications ensue when Diana captures Cupid, and when the two young maidens find themselves falling head over heels for the fair boy they each think the other to be.
Wilson’s production features 12 Wilson students, a recent graduate and a student from the Chambersburg Area Middle School. Cast members include C.J. Giacomini as Gallathea and Alexis Foor as Phillida. Other cast members are: Greg Thorpe and Lauren Kershner as the fathers (Tyterus and Melebeus); Carol Zehosky, Kelly Flavin and Amanda Kenny as the gods Neptune, Diana and Venus; Ji Yoon Shin as the village Augur; and Ebby Boratenski, Lindsay D’Altrui, Samantha Klopp and Selena Sunderland as Diana’s nymphs. Wilson graduate Jennifer Fisher plays Hebe, another virgin from the village, and her daughter, Chloe, plays the mischievous Cupid.
The play is directed by Richard Shoap, adjunct instructor in theater. Wilson student Richard Holliday is the assistant director.
For more information, contact Shoap at 717-264-4011 or email@example.com.
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 master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2011-12 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Program is 746 and includes 21 students from 10 foreign countries. Visit www.wilson.edu to learn more.
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