Stetson University continues its 110th season with Paul Zindel’s autobiographical drama “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,” on Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24, at 8pm. The play is directed by senior Allie Champagne as part of her senior research, and is presented in Stetson Theatre Arts’ Second Stage in Deland’s Museum of Art.
“The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” is an autobiographical play reflecting upon a child’s sense of resiliency in a toxic home environment. The play centers around Tillie and her science fair project, which lands her in the finals. Bitter mother, Beatrice, and attention-seeking sister, Ruth push and pull Tillie causing her to retreat into the world of science, particularly atoms.
Admission for “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” is free to the public. Tickets will be available at the door up to one hour prior to curtain. For information or reservations, call Stetson Theatre’s “Second Stage” box office at (386) 822-8700.
Stetson Theatre Arts’ Second Stage is located in the Museum of Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., adjacent to the DeLand campus. Parking is free.