Theatre Department Presents Second Production of 2006-2007 Season

The Truman Division of Fine Arts, along with the department of theatre, will present the second production of the 2006-2007 season, “Unity (1918)” at 8 p.m. Nov. 14-18 in the James G. Severns Theatre.

Recipient of the Canadian Governor General’s Award, “Unity (1918)” chronicles the events that take place in a small, isolated town in Canada during the 1918 influenza epidemic.

As fear of the dreaded flu begins to fill the town of Unity with paranoia, drastic steps are taken to keep the illness out. The town is quarantined, while trains are forbidden to stop and no one can enter the town. Mail from overseas, feared to be carrying the deadly virus, is gathered and burned. But when the disease descends on the town despite these precautions, the citizens begin to turn on each other as they attempt to find a scapegoat for the crisis.

The play has adult subject matter and strong language.

Admission to the play is free, but seating is limited, and it is recommended that those planning to attend reserve their seats by calling 785.4515 or stopping by the Box Office, located in front of the James G. Severns Theatre in the lobby of Ophelia Parrish.

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