Whittier College News Release

For Immediate Release - February 22, 1999
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³The Maderati² by Richard Greenberg

WHAT:"The Maderati" by Richard Greenberg

WHEN: 8:00 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday, March 10-13 and 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 14

WHERE: The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College
13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier

COST: $8.00 (discounts available for seniors and students)

ADD: "The Maderati," by Richard Greenberg, is a play that centers on the self-centered concerns of a rather pretentious group of 'yuppies.' It is a play of hilarious misunderstandings, directed by Jack DeVries, associate professor of theater arts at Whittier College.

The misunderstandings abound in the play as a member of the ostentatious group--a frustrated and suicidal poet named Charlotte Ebbinger (played by senior Lenae Raspa)--becomes temporarily detained in a mental hospital. The news of Charlotte's situation is misunderstood by two of her friends: Dewy Overlander, an ambitious, would-be photographer (played by freshman Jenny Godehn), and Ritt Overlander, Dewy¹s stockbroker husband (played by sophomore David Hanson)--both of whom assume that Charlotte is dead. Shortly afterwards, they eagerly impart the news of Charlotte's assumed death to all other members of their group.

In Charlotte's honor, the whole group holds a "grief party," where all misunderstandings come to a climax as Charlotte appears. Confusion at the party is further complicated by a number of bizarre guests including a young poet who falls asleep without warning, a man-crazy feminist and an actor who's unintelligible grunts seem to have an aphrodisiac effect on all women present at the party.

"The Maderati" is a production with full costume and stage design that promises to be an extremely funny and enjoyable experience for the entire audience.

INFORMATION: (562) 907-4203

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