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Black Box Theatre Features 'Talking Pictures'

Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

Writer: Whitney Schulte, 435-797-9203, whitney.schulte@usu.edu

Contact: Denise Albiston, 435-797-1500, denise.albiston@usu.edu


Black Box Theatre Features ‘Talking Pictures’

USU’s Theatre Arts Department Presents Last Show of the Academic Year



                LOGAN — “Talking Pictures” will open at Utah State University’s Black Box Theatre (FAC 224) April 15 at 7:30 p.m. The play continues its run April 16, 17, 18 and 19 at 7:30.  There is an additional matinee Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m.


                “Talking Pictures,” written by Horton Foote, is about a young woman named Myra Tolliver who makes her living by playing live music for the silent pictures. She makes barely enough to survive, caring for herself and her teenage son, Pete. “Talkies” are about to take over the town picture show and Tolliver won’t be needed anymore, so she’s willing to do almost anything to make ends meet.


                Meanwhile, Pete’s father, Gerard, is trying to lure him away from Myra with a promise of a better life living with him. Throughout the play, Tolliver is courted by Willis, a local bricklayer who proposes to her. When she accepts, Pete decides to go live with his father, who rescinds his invitation because he has gotten remarried. Through all of the drama, Myra and Willis create a new life for themselves and what will soon be a new era.


                Tickets for “Talking Pictures” are $13 adults, $10 seniors and youth, $8 USU faculty and staff and free for USU students with ID. For more information or tickets, contact the CCA Box Office in room 139-B of the Chase Fine Arts Center on USU’s campus, call 435-797-8022, or see the college’s Production Services website (arts.usu.edu).

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