|University Theatre presents a reading
of The Spyglass Seven
Monday, April 8 from 6-8 pm
in the Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall
Plan now to attend a unique and exciting event, the first ever reading of a play by the winner of the Creative Artist Award in theatre-playwriting, The Spyglass Seven. Admission is free, open to community and students.
Written by Michael Seebold, who is currently a junior in English and Philosophy, the play is about a single night when a deceasedEdgar Allen Poe is given the chance to find his soul mate. The eerie and thoughtful play will be introduced on Monday, April 8 in the Titmus Theatre.
In giving Michael the award, theatre director John McIlwee said, "Michael’s work, The Spyglass Seven, is a one-act play of intriguing simplicity and strong melodrama that features the ghost of famed poet and author Edgar Allan Poe returning from the grave at the behest of his muse, Beauty. Wishing to spare him loneliness in death, Poe is given the task of finding his true ‘soul mate’ from the ghosts of seven important omen in his life. Michael has created a world of romance and mystery that explores the magnificent words of Poe applied to the situations and emotions of the women he knew and often loved. He has given us a view of Poe that allows the audience to span the arc of his literary genius throughout his life and he has done it with an entertaining conceit that has made his play this year’s (2012) Creative Artist Award winner in Theatre."
Cast of Characters:
|Edgar Alllan Poe||Matthew Hogan|
|Rufus Griswold||Kenny Hertling|
|Nancy Richmond||Erica Abed|
|Virginia Clemm||Allison Hedges|
|Sarah Helen Whitman||Megan Isabelle|
|Frances Osgood||Jasmyn Morere|
|Elizabeth Ellet||Vanessa Springs|
|Sarah Royster||Diana Quetti|
|Jane Stanard||Yolanda Munoz|