Fredericksburg, Va. – Emma Boyer of Roanoke, Va., has been selected to play Twirler for the University of Mary Washington production of “Talking With.”
Boyer is the daughter of Kathy and David Boyer of Blue Ridge and is a 2012 graduate of Lord Botetourt High School. A freshman at UMW, Boyer is making her UMW theatre debut in “Talking With.”
“Talking With” is comprised of 11 monologues dealing with a range of themes from marital problems to religious experiences, all performed by women. Each woman invites you into her world as she confesses a secret that she keeps from the rest of society. As the women speak they teach important lessons about love, loss and the search for happiness.
Jane Martin’s “Talking With” first premiered at the Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Ky., as part of the 1982 Humana Festival of New American Plays. Martin won the American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award for her play “Keely and Du” in 1994, which was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Jane Martin is the suspected pen name of Jon Jory, the former Actors’ Theatre of Louisville artistic director.
Performances will run Sept. 20 through Sept. 30 in duPont Hall’s Klein Theatre. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and senior citizens. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Klein Theatre Box Office at (540) 654-1111.
The University of Mary Washington is a premier, selective public liberal arts and sciences university in Virginia, highly respected for its commitment to academic excellence, strong undergraduate liberal arts and sciences program, and dedication to life-long learning. The university, with a total enrollment of more than 5,000, features colleges of business, education and arts and sciences, and three campuses, including a residential campus in Fredericksburg, Va., a second one in nearby Stafford and a third in Dahlgren, Va., which serves as a center of development of educational and research partnerships between the Navy, higher education institutions and the region’s employers. In recent years, the university has seen its academic reputation garner national recognition in numerous selective guidebooks, including Forbes, the Fiske Guide to Colleges and the Princeton Review’s edition of 150 “Best Value Colleges” and “The Best 377 Colleges.”
Submitted by Brynn Boyer