Husson University Theatre Premieres Show by Local Playwright

Date of Release: October 18, 2012

Husson University Theatre (HUT), the student-run theatre organization on the Husson campus, will be producing the Maine premier of The Easter Parade on December 7th and 8that 7:30 p.m. and on December 9th at 2:00 p.m. at the Gracie Theatre. The Easter Parade, set in an accounting office, is written by local playwright, author and CPA Laura Emack from Prospect, Maine. The producer, cast, director, designers, and crew consists of students from Husson University and the New England School of Communications.

Laura Emack’s play, The Easter Parade, takes place soon after the Enron/Andersen scandal. The financial world has taken a serious blow to its credibility and now every honest firm needs to show that they have nothing to hide. The accounting firm, McCann and Silway, CPAs, is one of many companies struggling in the wake of the scandal. In order to ensure a profit, firms like McCann and Silway are forced to fire some of the help hired for tax season, creating a “parade” of out-of-work CPA’s. One of the recent hires, Lucy, played by Kaity Patnode, takes drastic steps to do anything to save her job. Mark, played by Gabriel Clarke, isn’t keen on leaving either, but a decision he makes ensures some hilarious dialogue and a serious change within the firm.

Tickets are $7.00 adults /$3.00 students and are available at the door or by visiting the HUT Facebook Page.

For more information about this release, please call Amanda Kitchen at 207-649-4647 or kitchena@husson.edu.

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