DELAWARE, Ohio – The Ohio Wesleyan University Department of Theatre & Dance will present a senior project production of “The Stonewater Rapture” by Doug Wright. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 in the Studio Theatre in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware.
Tickets are free for everyone, but seating is limited. Tickets may be picked up in the theatre office during normal business hours or at the door prior to the performance.
“The Stonewater Rapture” follows a high school couple as they explore sexuality in a small Texas town, where God and football reign supreme. The teens face bullying, homophobia, religious dogma, and sexual assault – all while figuring out who they are and who they want to be. The play depicts sexual violence and is recommended for mature audiences.
The production is the senior project of Ohio Wesleyan students Jackie Amanna of Raleigh, N.C.; Claire Hackett of Chevy Chase, Md.; and Matthew Jamison of Houston, Texas. An interactive talkback will follow the Oct. 26 performance.
Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Theatre & Dance offers professional training, within the context of the liberal arts, in the traditional areas of theatre history/literature/aesthetics, acting, directing, playwriting, design, technology, stage management, arts management, theatre education, and dance. For more information, including a schedule of upcoming events, visit theatre.owu.edu.
Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities. Ohio Wesleyan offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. OWU combines an internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that connect classroom theory with real-world practice. Located in Delaware, Ohio, OWU’s 1,850 students represent 41 states and 45 countries. The university is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.