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Young Harris College’s Theatre Young Harris to Present Inventive Satire “Museum”
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Theatre Young Harris will present seven performances of inventive American playwright Tina Howe’s witty satire “Museum.” Performances are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 8, through Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m., and Thursday, Nov. 15, through Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. All performances will take place in Dobbs Theatre located inside Goolsby Center on the YHC campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors 65+ or with YHC ID.
Directed by YHC Assistant Professor of Theatre Rachel Chaves, Ph.D., “Museum” takes a look at people looking at art—and examines the movement and yearning of these people. Art aficionados, culture snobs, skeptics, foreigners, unruly students, lost souls, fellow artists and one beleaguered security guard are brought together on the final day of a group show of three fictitious contemporary American artists at a major modern art museum. The show is recommended for mature audiences only.
The production features senior Chase Alford of Carrollton, Ga., senior Kendra Cowart of Murrayville, Ga., senior Paige Crawford of Tucker, Ga., freshman T’Arica Crawford of Buford, Ga., sophomore Lateefah Dooling of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., sophomore Gina Dropp of Kennesaw, Ga., sophomore Hope Fletcher of Tiger, Ga., sophomore Ptah Garvin of College Park, Ga., junior Hayley Hoopingarner of Woodstock, Ga., junior Ashley Johnson of Canton, Ga., sophomore Ben March of Blairsville, Ga., senior Evan McLean of Woodstock, Ga., sophomore Aaron Shepherd of Murfreesboro, Tenn., sophomore Benjamin Sims of Hiram, Ga., sophomore Chelsey Sizemore of Flintstone, Ga., sophomore Will Skelton of Hayesville, N.C., freshman Shanteria Stokes of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and freshman Tre Wright of Martin, Ga.
Immediately following the performances on Friday, Nov. 9, and Friday. Nov. 16, the student cover band Ellis and Iris will present a free concert in Dobbs Theatre. The band features Skelton and junior music major Mathilde Brun of Gavleborg, Sweden.
Theatre Young Harris is a performing arts organization of Young Harris College. Each season, the theatre company presents a full lineup of notable productions, including full-length musicals, innovative dramas, classic plays, children’s shows and more. Auditions are open to students, faculty and staff of Young Harris College as well as the community.
Tickets are on sale now through the Young Harris College Box Office located in the Goolsby Center lobby. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, 3-5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online anytime at www.yhc.edu/tickets.
About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,000 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2012-2013 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit www.yhc.edu.