The Transit Theatre Troupe presents …
THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS
By Paul Zindel
Directed by Jon Wayne Martin
April 27 – May 1
Wednesday - Saturday at 8:30 p.m., Sunday at 8 p.m.
Fondren Lawn (behind the Carriage House)
St. Edward’s University, 3001 South Congress Ave.(click for map)
Free admission, donations for SafePlace accepted
The Transit Theatre Troupe closes its 2010-11 season with Paul Zindel’s1964 lyrical drama THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON-MARIGOLDS, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the Obie Award for Best American Play.
The old, unkempt place where Tillie (Lora Blackwell) lives is more like a madhouse than a home. Tillie's mother, Beatrice (Jennifer Scott), is bitter and cruel, yet desperate for her daughters' love. Her sister, Ruth (Lainey Murphy), suffers epileptic fits and sneaks cigarettes every chance she gets. In the midst of chaos, Tillie struggles to keep her focus and dreams of winning the science fair alive, even against her cat-boiling competition, Janice Vickery (Meredith Montgomery). This dynamic yet dysfunctional cast of characters is rounded off with Tiffany Rogers playing Nanny.