Date: November 5-7 1998Immediate
Contact: Mark Cosdon
The 1931 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Alison's House will open the Performing Arts at Colby season at Colby College. Susan Glaspell's 3-act play will be performed in Colby's Strider Theater November 5-7 at 8 p.m. For ticket information call the box office at 872-3358.
Mark Cosdon (Colby '89), who has directed professional theater in Seattle and Boston, will direct his first show at Colby since he staged Buried Child in 1989 when he was a student.
Set at the turn of the century, the play tells the story of a family struggling with the literary legacy of a famous deceased relative. Alison's House explores important issues, particularly those of what an artist's relationship to her society ideally should be and her family's consequent responsibility to that same society.
According to Cosdon, Alison's House poses the question, "How much of an artist's true self should be revealed to the world?"
Cosdon directs a cast of 11 actors, including stars Ben Grasso '99 of Arlington, Va.; Michelle Farrell '01 of North Billerica, Mass.; and Erik Bowie '00 of Carbondale, Colo.