Chicks, a short play performed by PSU Professor Elizabeth Cox 9/22-25

September 9th, 2011 by Adam

Chicks, a short play by Grace McKeaney, will be presented at Plymouth State University September 22-23 at 8 p.m., September 24 at 2 p.m. and September 25 at 3 p.m., in the Studio Theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts. The performance is offered as a scholarship fundraiser.

Performed by PSU Professor of Theatre Elizabeth Cox and directed by Professor Paul Mroczka, Chicks is a series of four sketches, each taking place on a different school day at a school somewhere in the Midwest. The single character in the play, Mary Margaret Phallon, has taught kindergarten in a public school which evidences the guidance of a teacher with a wild appetite for life and a healthy bill for psychoanalysis.

Miss Phallon has taught for 10 years and loves other people’s children with a zest sometimes bordering on desperation. She has no children of her own, and is still living at home with her aging father. Phallon has a heart of gold, a sharp Irish tongue and a weariness now and then born of yearning for perfection in an imperfect world. She’s a little tired of spending her days with people who pick their noses. Life is passing her by. Her humor almost saves her. Throughout the play she talks with students in an imaginary classroom, while speaking toward the audience.

Professor Cox says she is re-visiting this script after having played the character in 1994. “It is fun to come back to a role after your own life has provided you some insight, experience and ups and downs,” she said. “Come be a part of my class.”

Tickets for Chicks are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869.

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