Skip to main content
News

Playhouse to host reading of “In a Town Near Faith”

in-town-near-faithOn Saturday, Nov. 9 as part of Furman’s homecoming festivities, the Theatre Arts department will sponsor the reading of a new play by alum Randall David Cook, “In a Town Near Faith.”

The reading, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in the Playhouse.  Furman English professor Nick Radel will lead a talkback session after the reading.

Cook, a 1991 Furman graduate, is on campus this fall as the Duke Endowment Artist-in-Residence.

Set in North Carolina, the play touches on themes of race, religion and history. At the center of the play is a character based on Cook’s great-grandmother, Frona, a cousin of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The cast will be comprised of professional actors from Trustus Theatre Company in Columbia and Furman student actors, as well as Furman philosophy professor Eiho Baba. Among the cast from Trustus is a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

“In a Town Near Faith” has been in development in New York City for more than two years. It had a public reading last June at the Players Club in New York as part of Gotham Stage Company’s SPRINGboard reading series, and Cannes Best Actress winner and Tony-, Emmy- and Oscar-nominated Barbara Barrie played the role of Frona.

For more information, contact Furman’s Theatre Arts Department at 864-294-2125.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Roe v Wade ruling by Supreme Court affects more than abortion rights

Furman faculty weigh in with expert perspective on health care, history, social justice, education and other aspects of the June 24 decision.

It’s a wrap: Strategic design master’s students shine in package refresh competition

Four Master of Arts in Strategic Design candidates reimagine a legacy package for The Coca-Cola Company.

Elizabeth Allen ’20 M’22 poses with her Guinness World Record-winning chain made of 10,000 Starburst wrappers.

Alum wraps up record-setting feat – link by link

Elizabeth Allen ’20 M’22 reached her goal one Starburst at a time

Bright futures, big city: Dins take on NYC for Career Treks

The Malone Center for Career Engagement organized the treks, which gave students the chance to explore the fields of finance and communications.