Release Date: August 25, 2008
The classic tale "The Wind in the Willows" will be onstage at Kennesaw State
Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Assistant Director of Public Relations, 770-499-3417 or firstname.lastname@example.org
KENNESAW, Ga.—The Kennesaw State University Department of Theatre and Performance Studies will present an evening of laughter and joy with its adaptation of “The Wind in the Willows” on Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. The readers theater performance, adapted and directed by KSU professor John Gentile, will be performed by members to benefit Alpha Psi Omega, the theater honor society. The performance is presented in celebration of the centennial of Kenneth Grahame’s folklore classic.
“The novel is a classic of fantasy literature filled with rollicking comedy and lyrical beauty. The talented theatre and performance studies bring to life Grahame's unforgettable cast of characters: the naive Mole, the good-natured Water Rat, the no-nonsense Badger and, of course, the irrepressible Toad,” said Gentile.
First published in 1908, Grahame’s “The Wind in the Willows” focuses on the four anthropomorphized animal characters who live in the peaceful countryside of Edwardian England and embark on wild adventures, share camaraderie and experience the mystical. The timeless themes of the tale range from the nature of true friendship to the conflict between the thrill of adventure and the call for home.
The performance begins at 8 p.m. on Sept. 13 in the Performance Hall of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. Tickets are $5 and will only be sold at the door. For more information, visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts or call 770-423-6650.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.