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Frostburg State University Theatre to Present "Icarus"
11/03/2000

University Theatre at Frostburg State University will present "Icarus", a drama based on the famous Greek myth about a man whose efforts to fly fail because his artificial wings of feather and wax melt when he flies too close to the sun.

Performances are scheduled for Nov. 17, 18, and 30, and December 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center's F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre. A matinee is scheduled for November 18 at 2 p.m.

"Icarus," written by Edwin Sanchez, is described by The New York Times as a "contemporary fable about the perceptions of beauty." It is recommended for mature audiences.

The central character is Primitivo, a disabled boy trying to rise above his physical limitations. With help from Mr. Ellis, a janitor of dubious sanity, his disfigured sister, Altagracia, rescues Primitivo from the hospital and brings him to a deserted New England beach. Primitivo dreams of becoming a world-famous swimmer who can swim so far and with such strength that he touches the sun. Across the boardwalk lives "the Gloria," an over-the-hill actress obsessed with her looks. And Beau, a mysterious man who hides his own disfigurement and eventually falls in love with Altagracia, completes the cast.

Information and reservations can be obtained by calling 301-687-4145 between 1 and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets are $7 for non-students and $3 for students.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu