Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

The Marjorie Lyons Playhouse: home of the Centenary College Theatre Department

April 10th-13th : By the Bog of Cats by Marina Carr
Guest Directed by Melissa Hill Grande
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Set in the mysterious landscape of the bogs of rural Ireland, Carr's lyrical and timeless play tells the story of Hester Swane, an Irish traveler with a deep and unearthly connection to her land. Tormented by the memory of a mother who deserted her, Hester is once again betrayed, this time by the father of her child, the man she loves. On the brink of despair, she embarks on a terrible journey of vengeance as the secrets of her tangled history are revealed.

About the Director : Melissa Hill Grande
Our guest director Melissa Hill Grande comes to us from Pittsburgh by way of Ohio University in Athens, where she earned a B.F.A. in Production Design and Technology/Costume Design, an M.A. in Theater History and Criticism, and finally an M.F.A. in Directing. She was on faculty for thirteen years at Marietta College as resident costume designer and shop manager for the Theatre Department. She spent five years as the Associate Artistic Director at Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, where her love for New Play Development and Irish drama was nurtured and developed. She now works as a freelance director in the Pittsburgh area.

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