“Hush: An Interview with America”

“Hush: An Interview with America” comes to Wallman Hall Theatre, March 2 – 4

An Interview with America

(By director Fran Kirk): Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Masquers present Hush: An Interview with America, a play for young audiences, by James Still in the Wallman Hall Theatre, March 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and March 4 at 2:00 p.m.

In this humorous and touching play, the tiny town of Hush, Kansas, becomes the center of national attention when a news reporter, desperate for a story, reports that 12-year old Maggie Parks, played by Morgan Davis, sees an angel in her backyard.

As people flock to Hush to see what Maggie sees, her father Frank, played by Jay Lindsay, struggles to understand just how to protect his imaginative daughter from the media circus that ensues. Frank’s efforts are complicated by his relationship with Jana Roberts, the reporter who broke the story, played by Lakyn Arrick.

As Maggie’s imagination runs wild, she meets a kindred spirit in a lion who has escaped from the zoo, played by Curtis Dennison. Various other magical characters, as well as voices that represent how technology connects people around the world, are played by a chorus of actors that includes Beth Mills, Sara Greenfield, Tyler Johnson, Kaici Lore, Bruce McGlumphy and Madison Whiting.

This play will appeal to both children and adults.  The public performances of Hush: An Interview with America will be followed by performances for school groups on March 5, 6 and 7. Educators who are interested in bringing groups to the school-day performances can contact the box office for additional information.

The cast and crew of Hush: An Interview with America will also be touring the show to schools in the Ohio Valley during spring break.

For tickets or additional information, contact the box office at 304-367-4240.

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