theatre troupe presents
"The Roads to Home"
(March 19, 2003) - Florida Southern's theater department presents
"The Roads to Home," a trilogy of one-act plays by Horton
Foote, in the Buckner Theater on campus. Performances begin at 7:30
p.m. April 3-5 and 10-12; matinees start at 2:30 p.m. April 6 and
A critical and
popular off-Broadway success, the three short plays blend humor
and poignancy as they probe gently into the crises besetting a group
of Texas friends and neighbors. In the first, "A Nightingale,"
two Houston neighbors are forbearing and patient about the uninvited
visits of a girlhood acquaintance from their small hometown as she
inexorably slips into insanity. The two friends are more concerned
with silencing their friend's accounts of old scandals. In the second
play, "The Dearest of Friends," one of the two friends
is facing the crisis of a husband who is involved with another woman
and who wants a divorce. Her friend is sympathetic, but cannot bring
herself to face its implications in her own household. In the third
and final play, "Spring Dance," years have passed and
the girlhood acquaintance is now confined to a sanatorium. She and
her fellow patients are scrupulously polite and obviously totally
divorced from reality.
to Home" is an all-student-directed production. Tickets are
$15. FSC students are admitted free. Non-FSC students pay half price.
For ticket information, please contact the Branscomb Auditorium
box office at (863) 680-4296.
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.