Performance of “Memoir” at Denison
Date of Event: September 23, 2011
Posted: September 9, 2011
GRANVILLE, Ohio—The larger-than-life story of Sarah Bernhardt is portrayed in “Memoir,” a two-person play by John Murrell. Two performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and 24, at the Burke Black Box Theatre (240 West Broadway). The performances are free and open to the public, and reservations are advised. To make a reservation or for more information, contact 740-587-6527 or visit www.denison.edu.
Murrell’s two-act, two-person play is set in August 1922 on the actress’s estate off the coast of Brittany. Bernhardt, portrayed by Denison Assistant Professor of Theatre Cheryl McFarren, dictates a second volume of memoirs to her secretary, Georges Pitou, portrayed by Scott Olson. As Bernhardt wrestles with the details, she ultimately gets Pitou to perform the supporting characters in her life’s drama. Touching, funny and full of historical interest, the play teaches about life, legacy and the transformative power of the theatre.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville—“Memoir,” a play by John Murrell. Performances at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and 24, at the Burke Black Box Theatre (240 West Broadway). Free and open to the pubic, reservations are advised. To make a reservation or for more information, contact 740-587-6527 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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