FSC theatre department presents
"Could Angels Be Blessed"
LAKELAND, Fla. (Nov. 4, 2004) - Florida Southern's theatre department presents "Could Angels Be Blessed," a drama by Nancy Kiefer, in the Loca Lee Buckner Theatre on the Florida Southern campus. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18-20 and Dec. 2-4; matinees start at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 21 and Dec. 5. James F. Beck, theatre department chair, directs the play.
The drama takes a poignant look at postwar America, addressing themes of intolerance and the suffering of those who don't fit into the norms of society. When a young soldier visits the home of his friend who has died during World War II, the women who meet him are anxious to share their grief and open their homes to him. However, the young soldier brings with him some startling revelations that challenge the family's understanding of love and courage.
Kiefer has written many plays over the past 15 years, including "Head of a Blue-eyed Man," "Radiant Boys," "The Illustrated Woman," "A Place at the Feast of Love," and "Dread Queen." Her plays have been widely produced in cities around the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Memphis, and Las Vegas. She has received two national awards: the Michelle Renee Gildersleeve National Playwright Award for "The Illustrated Woman" and the Morton R. Sarett National Playwright Award for "A Place at the Feast of Love."
Tickets are $15. FSC students are admitted free. Non-FSC students pay half price. For ticket information, please contact the Branscomb Auditorium box office at (863) 680-4296.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.