Baylor Theater Presents the Voice of the Prairie Jan 24-Feb 1

Jan. 24, 1997

A story of the past is intermingled with the future of a new invention in the Baylor Theater Department's production of The Voice of the Prairie which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24-25, 29-31 and Feb. 1 and at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Jones Theater at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Building on campus.

Directed by Deborah Mogford, professor of acting and history, the play explores the emotions of memory, fear, joy and hope. Beginning in 1923 when radio is first being heard across America, The Voice of the Prairie centers around the story of orphan teen-ager Davey, his adventures with a blind girl Frankie, and their reunion as adults. The radio provides a central link to the play's chain of events.

"The prairie serves as a metaphor for the isolation of the heart," said Debra Mogford, director of the play. "But this is a very happy play, very joyous and very funny."

The cast of Voice of the Prairie includes Andy Braner as David Quinn, Kendall Cox as Frankie, Mike Schraeder as Leon Schwab, Brent Sykora as Davie and Reagan Thompson as Frances.

Tickets for the production are $7. For more information, call 755-1865.

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