Greensboro College Theatre Presents "The Whale" Sept. 17-21

"Greensboro College presents its first production of 2014-2015, "The Whale," Sept. 17-21.

Performances will be in the Annie Sellars Jordan Parlor Theatre in Main Building on campus at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and non-GC students. They can be reserved by calling 336-272-7102, ext. 242, or emailing

The play was written by Samuel D. Hunter and is being directed by David Schram, Jefferson-Pilot Professor of theatre.

It tells the story of a 600-pound recluse in a Mormon region in Idaho who hides away in his apartment, eating himself to death. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Funny and moving, "The Whale" depicts a man's last chance at redemption and finding beauty in the most unexpected places.

On seeing the play in New York, New York Observer critic Rex Reed wrote, "RIVETING. An impassioned and arresting clash of minds and emotions. I was glued to the stage."

Greensboro College's Department of Theatre seeks to provide a strong foundation in theatre while allowing the student to emphasize in a particular area such as directing, acting, or arts administration. The coursework is integrated with the production work to provide a better understanding of the many facets of the theatre. Required participation on stage or backstage on all theatre productions allows the techniques and theories that are examined in the classroom and the laboratory to be tested in a performance setting.

For more information, contact department chair Schram 336-272-7102, ext. 243, or email

Greensboro College, an independent, coeducational college affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is an academic and social community that unites the liberal arts and Judeo-Christian values in an atmosphere of diversity and mutual respect.

Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,250 students from 32 states, the District of Columbia and 24 nations in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 16-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities."

- A Press Release

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