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Beth Sorensen
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REED THEATRE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS "BOY GETS GIRL" AND "THE HOLY GHOST"

Portland, OR (October 22, 2003)–The Reed theatre department will present Rebecca Gilman’s Boy Gets Girl,and The Holy Ghost by Reed senior Brigid Pierce, during November. For more information and reservations, please call the Reed theatre box office at 503/777-7284.

Boy Gets Girl by Rebecca Gilman
November 7, 8, 14, and 15, 2003
Reed College Theatre Mainstage
7:30 p.m.
$1 for current Reed faculty, staff, and students, $3 for seniors, and $5 for general admission.

What is a stalker? And what kind of life can a woman lead when she knows she is being followed, obsessively and perhaps dangerously, by one?

This is the dilemma facing Theresa Bedell, a reporter in New York. When Theresa goes on an awkward blind date with a friend of a friend, she sees no reason to continue the relationship–but the man, an attractive younger fellow named Tony, thinks otherwise. While Theresa is at first annoyed yet flattered by his continuing attention, her attitude gradually changes to one of fear and fury when he starts violently to threaten her and those around her. In brilliantly delineating the kind of terror a woman in full control of her life feels when everything around her suddenly seems to be a threat, Gilman probes the dark side of relationships in the 1990s with the rich insight and brilliant characterizations that have distinguished her earlier plays and made her one of the most acclaimed young playwrights working today.

The Holy Ghost by Brigid Pierce
November 20, 21, and 22, 2003
Reed College Theatre Thesis Studio"
7:30 p.m.
$1 for current Reed faculty, staff, and students, $2 for seniors, and $3 for general admission.

The Holy Ghost is a fragmented, humanist reinterpretation of the Virgin Mary written by Brigid Pierce as a senior thesis production.

Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, is an undergraduate institution of the liberal arts and sciences, dedicated to sustaining the highest intellectual standards in the country. With an enrollment of about 1,360 students, Reed ranks third in the undergraduate origins of Ph.D.s in the United States and second in the number of Rhodes scholars from a liberal arts college (31 since 1915).

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