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Students Announce Spring Play

Screwball comedy coming to Venable Theatre


02/26/2009

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. - The Fine and Performing Arts Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present "My Son is Crazy but Promising" by Tim Kelly as its major spring theatre production, Wednesday through Saturday, March 4-7, at 8 p.m. in MCLA's Venable Theatre.

"My Son is Crazy but Promising" is a screwball comedy about what happens when a group of eccentric characters come together at the Ritz-Apache Hotel.

With characters like Bud Granger (Jed Krivisky '11 of Offining, N.Y.), a screenwriter for low-budget horror movies; his mother Tillie Granger (Meghan Zaremba '09 of Stoughton), a washed-up actress; a notorious mobster named Oysters Rockefeller (Joshua Smith '09 of Easthampton); and Cora Ames, the crazy lady who talks to aliens (Elizabeth McWhirk '09 of Mansfield); the audience will be laughing until the end of the show, according to Rachel Seklecki '11 of Southampton, the production's publicity manager.

The show is directed by MCLA Fine and Performing Art Professor Douglas Jenkins, with technical design by Andrew Hoar, MCLA's theatre production designer and technical director, and costumes by Dawn Shamburger, assistant professor in fine and performing arts at MCLA.