Theatre arts program opens season with “10 Virgins”

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Salve Regina’s theatre arts program will open its 2013-2014 production season with Laura Jacqmin’s “10 Virgins,” which draws from classic fairy tales and folklore to explore what it means to find our way in the world and what consequences come from the paths we choose.

The play will be presented in the Casino Theatre at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24; 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27.

Directed by associate professor Reggie Phoenix, the cast includes Sara Birkhofer ’16, Lily Ferreira, Samantha Gibbons ’14, Laura Jedynasty ’17, Amelia Mason ’17, Katie O‚ÄôRourke ’14, Dani Pantoliano ’14, Zoe Seavey ’14, Maria Smith ’17, Briana Tosado ’17 and Kat Witschen ’14.

Admission is $10 for general, $8 for military and seniors and $5 for Salve Regina students, faculty and staff, while balcony seating is $15 for general, $12 for military and seniors and $10 for Salve Regina students, faculty and staff. Tickets may be purchased online at www.tinyurl.com/salvecasino or by calling (401) 341-2250.

In “10 Virgins,” Marchen and her nine sisters grow up in a swamp with only a trunk full of old stories to teach them about the world. But under the influence of a cryptic witch, Jenny Greenteeth, Marchen begins to wonder if her destiny lies beyond her books and her isolated life with her siblings. Is she willing to leave her life behind – even betray her sisters – to find her own freedom? When the littlest sister disappears, it’s up to Marchen to uncover the truth.

A Chicago-based playwright, Jacqmin won the 2008 Wasserstein Prize, a $25,000 award given to recognize an emerging female playwright. She graduated cum laude from Yale University and earned an MFA from Ohio University.

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