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January 15, 2009
CONTACT: Suzanne Pratt
(410) 516-7159

"Ancestral Voices" Opens Feb. 21 at Theatre Hopkins

Theatre Hopkins will offer two matinee-staged reading performances of "Ancestral Voices," by A. R. Gurney on consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 21 and 28, at 2 p.m. at the Swirnow Theater in the Mattin Arts Center on the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. Visitor parking on campus is available in the South Garage, 3101 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, Md. 21211.

Gurney returns to his roots in "Ancestral Voices," a self-portrait of the author as a young boy reliving a golden summer just before World War II with his grandfather, whose sudden divorce is a scandal among the gentry of Buffalo. This staged reading by Gurney, who also wrote "The Dining Room," was a cherished project of the actors Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman.

Theatre Hopkins' cast includes J. R. Lyston, Patrick Martyn, Michael O'Connell, Nona Porter, and Cherie Weinert. The performance will be offered only twice, Saturday, Feb. 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. Student rush tickets for $5 are available at curtain time, if space allows.

For reservations or information regarding this production, or Lisa Kron's "Well," running concurrently, contact Theater Hopkins at (410) 516-7159, or by e-mail to thehop@jhu.edu.