Saint Martin’s University Department of Theatre Arts presents
January 12, 2007
Lacey –The teaser could be: “Arizona bride escapes
her wedding, drives to Alaska and moves in with snowbound hermit.”
Despite a premise that could headline a tabloid TV show, the play
Brilliant Traces, is touching, funny and oddly true to life. This play,
written by Cindy Lou Johnson, is presented by Saint Martin’s University
students Feb. 14 through 17 at 7:30 p.m. Brilliant Traces will be
presented at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., downtown Olympia.
In the midst of a “whiteout” blizzard in Alaska,
still dressed in her wedding finery, the nearly-married Rosannah
stumbles into Henry Harry’s cabin and abruptly collapses. Obliged to
take care of her, Henry, who lives the life of a hermit, tries to find
out why Rosannah has appeared at his door.
Trapped by the storm, the two of them alternately
repel and attract one another as they gradually reveal to each other
what has brought them to this isolated spot.
“Of course they fall in love,” says director David
Hlavsa, “which is outlandish - but that’s what seems truthful to me
about the piece. The way we find each other in this wilderness, and the
way we heal each other is so miraculous but so commonplace.”
Admission is $10, $6 for students and seniors, at
the door. The Feb. 15 is a pay-what-you-will performance. For more
information, please contact David Hlavsa, chair of the Department of
Theatre Arts, 360-438-4345; firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information:
Associate professor, theatre arts
Paula Rudberg Lowe
Promoting plays for Saint Martin's University
Department of Theatre Arts