Frostburg State University Theatre's Season Too! will present performances of "What I Did Last Summer," by A.R. Gurney, on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10, at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center's F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre.
The play takes place at a summer colony on the shores of Lake Erie in 1945, during the final stages of WWII. Charlie, his mother and sister have settled into their well-to-do vacation home, but without the presence of Charlie's father, who is off fighting in the South Pacific.
The rebellious 14-year old struggles to fit in with his peers and, desirous of spending money, seeks employment at the home of the town outcast, Anna Trumbull, better known to summer residents as "The Pig Woman." Trumbull, a bohemian artist and former member of the "upper crust" gives Charlie a job, but with the stipulation that he take art lessons from her, which she hopes will stimulate and uncover his true potential. This story of growing-up and self-discovery addresses a wonderful list of familiar subjects, from Charlie's desire to impress his childhood friend Bonny, to the "talk" from his conservative mother.
Directed by FSU student Scott Deans, the cast includes Chris Coy (Charlie), Bridget Nolan (Anna Trumbull), Jen Arnold (Grace), Nicole Willig (Elsie), Mike Abendshein (Ted), and Diana Abrecht (Bonny).
All tickets are $3 and can be purchased at the door or reserved by calling the PAC box office at (301) 687-7462.
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