Theatre Roanoke College will present Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Lanford Wilson’s The Rimers of Eldritch, November 12,13,19,20 at 8:00 p.m. and November 14 at 3:00 p.m. in Olin Hall Theatre. One of America’s best and prolific playwrights, Wilson wrote The Rimers of Eldritch in the mid-1960s, a time of great social change and artistic experimentation.
A man has been murdered, and the audience must solve the mystery of why and under what circumstances. The play’s cinematic structure creates a portrait of small town America which is decaying both physically and morally. Only a few of the townspeople are able to escape the harshness of this world through their hopes and dreams.
The play is suitable for high school age and up. For more information, contact the Olin Hall Box Office at 375-2333. Tickets are $5/$7 and free to Roanoke College students and staff.
The play features Freshmen Darlene Harris of Randallstown, MD; Katie Holland of Salem, VA; Rachel Leach of Virginia Beach, VA; Spencer Munro of Gloucester, VA; Liesl Stach of Centreville, VA; Sophomores Maggie Anderson of Madison, VA; Elyse Teeney of Williamsburg, VA; Juniors Johnny Camacho of Hot Springs, VA; October Edwards of Staunton, VA; Seniors Megan Corsnitz of Winchester, VA; Daniel DeVault of Nashville, TN; Andrew Harris of Louisa County, VA; Jordan Henderson of Harrisonburg, VA; Kristin Hodges of Kennett Square, PA; Jeanette-Lynn Juers of New York, NY; Jeremy O’Brien of Salem, VA; and Alex Roy of Springfield, NJ.
Stage managers are Sophomore Dani Bae and Freshman Julia Bowman. George Arthur is the Technical Director; Jennie Ruhland designs costumes; and Lisa C. Warren directs.
Submitted by Lisa Warren