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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Now on Stage: "Mauritius"

   Coming up this weekend, Marshall's Theatre Department kicks off the first of two weekend performances of the play Mauritius.

   You can see some photos of the show at this photo gallery (the photo above is one of the shots by Anthony Davis).

   From this preview in the Herald-Dispatch: 

   Marshall Theater ramps up the drama inside The Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre as Nicole Perrone directs a production of the Mauritius, a drama, which pits two estranged sisters against each other as they battle over valuables in the wake of their mothers' death.

   The 2007 Broadway debut of Theresa Rebeck, a 2004 nominee for a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Mauritius refers to the "Blue Mauritius," one of the world's rarest stamps. In the play, two half sisters discover a book of rare stamps after their mother's death, which may include the crown jewel for collectors. One sister tries to collect on the windfall, while the other resists for sentimental reasons. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when three seedy, high-stakes collectors enter the sisters' world, willing to do anything to claim the rare find as their own.

   The drama will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 18-20, as well as Feb. 25-27. Tickets are $20 or $15 for seniors. Marshall University students are admitted free with a valid ID.

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