Family-Friendly "Hush" to be Performed at St Lawrence
CANTON – The award-winning play, “Hush: An Interview With America,” by James Still, will be performed in St. Lawrence University’s Gulick Theatre Wednesday through Saturday, April 3 through 6, at 8 p.m. An additional family matinee performance will be held Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m. Admission is free but tickets are required.
“Hush” is about fathers and daughters, the challenges of growing up, the power of media, and the struggle to remain unique in an interconnected world. The play tells the story of Maggie Parks, a precocious 12-year-old, and her father Frank, who live in the small town of Hush, Kansas. One night, Maggie makes contact with a mysterious presence in her backyard while Frank watches the nightly news and the young girl soon becomes the next media sensation. But all the attention comes with a price.
The playwas granted the Outstanding International Plays for Young Audiences Award by the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People. “Hush” was written with middle to high school audiences in mind, but the show is for audiences of all ages.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Charlie Pepiton will direct the production at St. Lawrence. Nathan Torres is the technical director, production manager and lighting designer; adjunct faculty member Kerri Canedy is the choreographer, while SUNY Potsdam’s Todd Canedy is the set designer. Local artist William Newman is the set painter, and the play’s costume designer is Evelyn Leung from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The co-stage managers are Elle Lucas, Class of 2016, and Abigail Moss, Class of 2013.
Tickets are available at the Gulick Theatre Box Office (315-229-5748) Monday through Friday, beginning April 1, from 1 to 5 p.m.