Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013
“Three Seasons of Cora” Premieres at SIU Theater
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Daily from November 1, 2012 until November 4, 2012
Location: C.H. Moe Theater, SIU, Carbondale, IL
The SIU Department of Theater will present a world premiere production, “Three Seasons of Cora,” written by Erin R. Zimmerman. “Three Seasons of Cora” follows the story of a young woman, in 18th century Virginia, who is forced into marriage to settle family debts. Unable to conceive, Cora arranges to take her widowed sister’s new born child. As the estate passes first from her father, to her husband and then to her son, Cora watches as the land is ravaged for its agricultural and mineral value, wondering if her spirit has been ravaged in the same way. The play, although not a retelling, was inspired by the myth of Persesphone, daughter to Zeus and Demeter, Goddess of crops and the harvest.Return to event list.
“Three Seasons of Cora” plays Nov. 1 -4, with performances Thurs. – Sat. at 7:30 pm and Sun. at 1 pm. Tickets are $14 for adults and $6 for students. Seating is general admission. Tickets may be obtained Mon. – Fri. 12 – 5 pm in person at the McLeod Theater or Shryock Box Offices, by phone or on line.
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