Focus on Community/Arts
Sixties Celebration Continues at Chesapeake

Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2004


The Peake Players will present "The Subject was Roses" Oct. 15 – 24 in the Louise Cadby Studio Theatre (H-117) at Chesapeake College.

This drama is about a young soldier who returns from World War II to parents who are having marital problems that seem to be exacerbated by his return. Performances will be at 7:30 on Friday, Oct. 15; Saturday, Oct. 16; Friday, Oct. 22 and Saturday, Oct. 23. Matinee performances will be at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct. 24.

The Peake Players’ Toby Scrupski is the mother who must accept that her son has grown up and is no longer her "ally" against her husband. Chesapeake English Instructor Bill Byrne, making his first Peake Players appearance, is the husband who has paid dearly for past indiscretions and who must realize that he can no longer control the actions and beliefs of his war veteran son. Chesapeake student Matt Grove -- making his stage debut – plays the son who comes home to a situation that he doesn’t want to face. The play, written by Frank Gilroy, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1965.

This production is the second in a season dedicated to the 40th anniversary of Chesapeake College. Tickets will be available at the door, and are $8 for general admission and $6 for students/senior citizens. For more information, please call 410-822-5400, ext. 278.


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