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The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds ~ Theater By the Book ~ Wednesday, September 25, 2013 ~ 7:00 p.m. Doors / 7:30 p.m. Show ~ $10.00 Suggested Donation

The Miners Foundry and Sierra Stages will present The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Miners Foundry.   The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds will be the fourth installment of Theater By The Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation.  Refreshments will be available for purchase along with a no host bar.

Winner of an Obie Award, a New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the coveted Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Paul Zindel’s masterpiece tells the story of single mother Beatrice Hunsdorfer and her teenage daughters.  Abandoned by her husband and saddled with two children, Beatrice hates the world.  She thinks she just needs the right opportunity, and everything will get better.  Volatile older sister Ruth seems sadly fated to repeat her mother’s mistakes in her own life.  Shy Tillie is the joke of her school and her family, until a teacher opens her eyes to the wonders of science.  When Tillie’s project on the effect of gamma rays on man-in-the-moon marigold seeds is chosen for the school science fair, the dysfunctional family dynamic comes to a head.  Directed by Diane Fetterly.



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