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Gothic ghosts inhabit Seney-Stovall in University Theatre’s ‘Armitage’

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Performing in the play are: (clockwise from top left) Matt Bowdren

Athens, Ga. – University Theatre presents “Armitage”—Don Nigro’s tale of mystery, murder and love—at the Seney-Stovall Chapel Feb. 7-12 at 8 p.m., with an additional performance Feb. 12 at 2:30 p.m.

Set in the Midwestern town of Armitage in the 19th century, the play relates the story of the Pendragon family.

“The audiences gradually piece together the family’s shocking secret from the bitterly divided perspectives of its various members, including the patriarch Zachary Pendragon, his enraged stepdaughter and his tormented son,” said David Zucker Saltz, head of the department of theatre and film studies in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. “The stories of Camelot serve as the frame for this Gothic drama.”

One of America’s most prolific playwrights, Don Nigro has written more than 300 plays, many of which have been produced to acclaim throughout the world. Director Kristin Kundert-Gibbs has worked with the playwright several times, including on the original staged reading of “Armitage,” and she draws on this personal relationship in the current production.

University Theatre’s performance of “Armitage” is part of the Studio Series, which consists of four productions each year presented in an intimate and stripped-down format. “Armitage” will contain nudity and adult content and is not suitable for young children.

To purchase tickets in advance, see, call 706/542-4400 or visit the Performing Arts Center box office. Tickets are $10 and $7 for students and will also be available at the door before the show.

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