Gettysburg College's Department of Theatre Arts and the Owl & Nightingale Players student group will present Lynda Barry's “The Good Times are Killing Me” Nov. 8-12.
Performances in Brua Hall’s Kline Theatre, located on North Washington St., will take place at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday, Nov. 11's matinee at 2 p.m. Admission is free of charge, but reservations are required for Nov. 9 and 10. The ticket office can be reached at 717-337-6060.
Barry's play, a semi-autobiographical comedic drama, “brilliantly captures the goofy sweet-seriousness of kids on the brink of adulthood. I hope the audience will laugh a lot and maybe cry a little too. It's just that kind of play,” director and theatre arts Prof. Susan Russell said. “I call it a 'poignant comedy'. The two main characters, Edna and Bonna, are twelve-year-old girls, and as such, they do a lot of goofy kid things. But it's also poignant because they're trying to negotiate the world of the mid-1960s when society is being rocked by forces way larger than themselves.”