(September 22, 2011)

Contact: Dena Pruett, Centenary External Relations, 318.869.5715

The Glory of Living opens Marjorie Lyons Playhouse season Sept. 30

SHREVEPORT, LA — What is "normal"? And how do we know what it looks like if nobody has ever shown us?

These and other questions permeate The Glory of Living, the opening production of the Centenary College Theatre Departmentís 2011-2012 Mainstage season.

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  • What: The Glory of Living

  • When: Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 6, 7, 8 at 8:00 p.m.
    Oct. 2 at 2:00 p.m.

  • Where: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

  • Prices: $15 for adults; $12 seniors and active military; $10 students and children under 12; Centenary students; faculty and staff receive one free ticket

Written by Rebecca Gilman, this gritty, visceral production follows Lisa Needham as she is hurled from one disheveled motel to the next, leaving a trail of crime and confusion behind her. From her single mother that welcomes truckers for hourly pit stops to her abusive husband, Clint, Lisa struggles to defy her surroundings and create a meaningful, perhaps even "normal," relationship.

The show will feature Chelsea David and Andrew Wood with strong supporting performances from Lauren Morrison, Emily Slazer, Merwin McCrady, Sandy Rather, Tara Watson, Daniel Proveaux, Amanda Spangler, Marion Paton, and Nathan Gauthier. Emily Heugatter, Assistant Professor of Theatre, will direct the production.

The Glory of Living will be submitted for consideration in this year's American College Theatre Festival.

Seating is limited, so call the box office at 318.869.5242 to reserve your tickets. For more information on the rest of the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse season, visit www.centenary.edu/playhouse.

Please note that this production has been rated R due to language and suggestive content. Audience members must be 15 or older to attend this performance unless accompanied by a parent.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.

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