There's only one show taking the stage in our area this weekend - but it's a great one, as the Marshall University Theatre Alliance and The Lunar Stratagem present [glug].
The play, written by Matthew Earnest, focuses on grown-up siblings Herbert and Myrtle, who have lost their trail of breadcrumbs and will go to any lengths to find water. They even raid their own dreams for some trace of their father, a noted scientist who disappeared under mysterious circumstances after revealing that the town’s reservoir had been poisoned.
The shows stars Nathan Mohebbi, a Marshall grad who's now a professional actor in Los Angeles, and MU Assistant Professor Nicole Perrone.
[glug] is a new dance-theater work by The Lunar Stratagem, a witty, hallucinatory fairy tale for adults. The premiere of the play coincides with the one-year anniversary of the Elk River spill on Jan. 9, when, due to leaks in storage containers owned by Freedom Industries, a federal state of emergency was declared in nine West Virginia Counties, including the Culloden area of Cabell. The containers contained crude MCHM, a chemical foam used to remove impurities from coal.
The show suns Jan. 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre. Tickets are $12 for the public, Marshall University students admitted with a valid I.D. For more information or to reserve tickets, calls the box office at 304-696-2787.