Department of Theatre to Present “Rocket Man” November 20-22

November 18, 2008

Rocket Man PosterThe Mount Union College Department of Theatre will present “Rocket Man” by Steven Dietz. Performances will be held on November 20-22 at 8 p.m. in the Rodman Playhouse.

“Rocket Man” is a serious comedy about the road not taken.  Donny Rowan has placed everything he owns on his front lawn. He has cut a skylight into his attic and placed his E-Z Boy recliner underneath – where he can sit, staring at the stars. Somewhere in the universe, Donny believes, is a place where all the roads we never chose converge. “Rocket Man” explores one man’s obsessive desire to find this “parallel world” – and the profound effect of his decision on his family and friends.

Under the direction of Dr. Douglas Hendel, professor of theatre and chair of the Department of Theatre, the cast includes David Jackson, a senior of Shaker Heights, as Donny; Aaron Reese, a freshman of Uniontown, as Buck; Vanessa Lora, a junior of Export, PA, as Trisha; Katy Borland, a sophomore of Carrollton, as Rita; and Sarah Hayes, a freshman of Macedonia, as Louise.

Tickets are $8 and may be reserved by calling (330) 821-2565.

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