Wabash College to Present The Lord of the Flies April 14-17by Karen Handley • April 12, 2004
The Wabash College Theater production of William Golding’s The Lord of the Flies, will begin a run of four performances on Wednesday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. in Ball Theater in the Fine Arts Center. Performances will continue nightly through Saturday, April 17.
Tickets for the play are free. However, you must obtain your free tickets at the Fine Arts Box Office before attending a theater production. Tickets are available from the Fine Arts Box Office Monday through Friday—8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. or you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Box Office will open 90 minutes before curtain time. For phone reservations, call 765-361-6411.
William Golding’s classic novel asks provocative questions about civilization and human nature. When a group of youngsters become stranded on a deserted island, strange things occur. The charismatic Ralph quickly establishes himself as group leader, aided by the learned Piggy. But the militant Jack Merridew challenges this order: power hungry and eager to exploit the boys, baser, more savage instincts. The action builds to a dramatic life or death chase. Golding’s enthralling story, full of misadventure and intrigue, is brought to life in paced and gripping adaptation by Nigel Williams.
The production is directed by Wabash College professor of theater, Dwight Watson, with scene design by James Gross, lighting design by Donald Claxson, costume design by Laura Conners, and sound design by James Cloud. The cast includes Matthew McKay, Adrian Kobby Adams, Steve Baker, Justin Waters, Richard Winters, Brian Kelly, Denis Farr, Danny Lippert, Jim Stephens, Pete Wagner, Janathan Grandoit, Ross McKee, and Patrick Millikan. Brett Gann is stage manager and Charles Kirschner is assistant stage manager.
Join the Wabash College theater department for the last production of the 2003-04 theater season.