The Story to be performed Feb. 26 through March 2

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - A play about journalistic ethics based on real-life events, "The Story" will be performed Feb. 26 to March 2 at Gettysburg College.

Presented by the Gettysburg College's Owl and Nightingale Players, performances in the Kline Theatre will take place Feb. 26, 27, 28 and March 2 at 8 p.m. and March 1 at 2 p.m. All performances are free, but reservations will be required Feb. 27 and 28. Reserved tickets will be valid only for the performance in which they were reserved. The ticket office can be reached at 717-337-6060. Due to language and mature subject matter, this play may not be suitable for children. The Kline Theatre is in Brua Hall on the south end of Gettysburg College's campus, just off North Washington Street at Water Street.

Written by Tracey Scott Wilson and inspired by events at The Washington Post, "The Story" examines what makes a person cross the line between honesty and deceit. It is based on the 1981 Janet Cooke scandal, where she won The Pulitzer Prize for writing about an inner city child only to admit later the story was fraudulent.

The cast includes Gettysburg College seniors Erin Wilks and Melissa Weisbach; juniors Donnie Jones, Quiana Young and Terena McLorn; sophomore Danielle Coleman; and first-year students Chennelle Bryant-Harris, Adam Pelta-Pauls, Nicole Bailey and Steve Hnath. The play is directed by Chris Kauffman, the set was designed by Jerome O. Hanson and the costumers were designed by Zenis Goshorn, all Gettysburg College theatre arts professors. Lighting was designed by junior Brian Tenney.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with approximately 2,600 students. It is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

By: Justin Brower, class of 2010

Posted: Tue, 24 Feb 2009

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