The Theatre Department Presents "Until Death Do Us Part"

March 10, 2009 -

Three classic one-act plays on love and marriage will be performed during an upcoming University of Redlands theater production.

Redlands theater students will present "Until Death Do Us Part" March 12-15 at the university's Glenn Wallichs Theatre. Performances are set for 8 p.m. on March 12-14, and at 2 p.m. on March 15.

The three short plays were written between 1880 and 1900 and will be presented as period pieces.

The first play, "Ladies' Man" by Georges Feydeau, looks at two women who are about to be engaged and the advice an older lady offers to the younger.

The second play is Anton Chekhov's "The Marriage Proposal," which is about a young man proposing marriage to his neighbor's daughter and a series of misunderstandings that result from his nervousness about popping the question.

The final act is Georges Courteline's "These Cornfields," a farce about a bourgeois married couple and a gentleman who spends the winter in their Manhattan residence, with unexpected results.

The production features university students as performers, designers and technicians and is directed by John Achorn,an adjunct faculty member whose specializations include classic comedy.

The theater will be transformed into a particularly intimate setting for the production, with the audience shifted on stage to be closer to the action.

General admission tickets are $10. Students and staff, as well as seniors, will be admitted for $6.

The box office will open 30 minutes before each show. Reservations also can be made by calling 909-748-8028.

Call the Theatre Arts Department at 909-748-8728 for information on the production.

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