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Frostburg State University Theatre Begins Season with "South Pacific"

Frostburg State University Theatre will open its season with the classic musical, "South Pacific," in the Performing Arts Center's Drama Theatre. Evening performances are set for October 11,12, 17, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. Saturday matinees have been scheduled at 2 p.m. on October 12 and 19.

Based on two short stories from James Michener's wartime collection "Tales of the South Pacific," this Rodgers and Hammerstein production focuses on two love stories. The first involves the unlikely attraction between Nellie Forbuch, a naïve Navy nurse from Little Rock, Ark., and Emile de Becque, a worldly French planter. The second tells the tale of the tender, tragic romance between Lt. Joe Cable and a young island girl.

The cast includes Jen Bonner as Nellie, guest artist Michael Sheraton from New York City as Emile, Larry Lewis as Lt. Cable, Candice Thomas as Liat and Jessica Dukes as the unforgettable Bloody Mary.

The lush score, including such hits as "Some Enchanted Evening," "Younger than Springtime" and "There is Nothing Like a Dame," combined with the serious themes of racial prejudice, hate and the effects of war on a formerly pristine paradise, made "South Pacific" the second musical to win the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for 1949.

Information about and reservations for all University Theatre productions can be obtained by calling (301) 687-7462 between 1 and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Season Discount Cards are available through Oct. 19 for all theatre performances. Tickets for "South Pacific" are $10 for the general public 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:

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Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589