The press release below was written for the College of Liberal Arts and was featured in Auburn University’s homepage. The online version can be viewed at ocm.auburn.edu/featured_story/seasons_greetings.html.
Department of Theatre | 221 Telfair B. Peet Theatre | Auburn University, Alabama 36849 Box Office: 334-‐833-‐4154
NEWS RELEASE Nov. 6, 2011 Contact Information FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kelly Walker Email: email@example.com WE WISH YOU A WARY CHRISTMAS! “Season’s Greeting” Holiday Farce Premieres Nov. 10 AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn University Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts will present the Christmas play, "Season's Greetings," premiering Nov. 10 at the Telfair Peet Theatre. The dark comedy, directed by Christopher Qualls, showcases a typical suburban English family during an atypical Christmas gathering. The Alan Ayckbourn favorite follows couple Belinda and Neville as they host their dysfunctional relatives at their home for Christmas festivities. Guests include senile uncle Harvey, Neville's sister Phyllis, her husband Bernard who delights and scares children with his annual puppet show, Eddie and his pregnant wife Pattie, Belinda's sister Rachel and a suave writer named Clive whose immediate attraction to the married Belinda causes quite a scene one night under the Christmas tree. "Season's Greetings" features scenic design by visiting artist Wes Peters, lighting and costume design by faculty members Fereshteh Rostampour and Tracy Oleinick and sound design by Kelly Walker. Cast members include Chelsea Allen, Winn Carrol, Anna Caudle, Marcus Clement, Jack Heflin, Eli Jolley, Sarah-‐Jean Peters, Harrison Smith and AnnaClaire Walker. In addition, the gallery exhibition will feature a selection of photos by Jeffery Etheridge from Auburn University’s new coffee table book, "Echoes Strong and Clear." The book offers a mix of historic and modern day images that provide a sense of student life at Auburn, past and present. "Season's Greetings" runs Nov. 10-‐11 and Nov. 15-‐18 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.auburnuniversitytheatre.org, or by phone at (334) 844-‐4154. Tickets are free for students and $15 for the general public. -‐###-‐
For the Department of Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University