Holy Cross Theatre Department to Perform ‘The London Merchant’

October 25th, 2013 by 


The poster for "The London Merchant" features this ominous image of Jack the Ripper. Image by John Buckingham

The department of theatre at the College of the Holy Cross will present the 18th century show “The London Merchant” written by George Lillo and directed by Scott Malia, assistant professor of theatre, on October 31 and November 1-2 and 8-9 at 8 p.m. in Fenwick Theatre (located on the second floor of O’Kane Hall). Tickets are $7 for members of the Holy Cross community and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office at (508)-793-2496.

In this seldom-seen 18th -century tragedy, the narrative follows George Barnwell, a naïve young apprentice who is seduced by the prostitute Sarah Millwood.  She leads him down a path of duplicity, theft and murder; as his loved ones try to prevent his descent into crime, the young man wrestles with his sense of duty, identity and morality.  George Lillo’s gripping play asks whether we can ever achieve true forgiveness and redemption.

“The play is about the darkness in each of us,” said Malia. “To emphasize this, we’ve set the play during the time of Jack the Ripper, so the audience can expect some scares along with the deep moral questions the play asks.”

The play features a cast of 19 undergraduate students, including Patrick Simas ’14 as George Barnwell and Cecilia Wolfe ’15 as Sarah Millwood. In addition to an entirely undergraduate cast, students also make up the production crew, from lighting and sound to props and costume.

Related News

Image by John Buckingham.

For additional information, please contact Bridget Cass at 508-793-2419.

| More
Tags

Comments are closed.

Sort By:
or
08/27/15 Holy Cross’ Shala Murray ’10 to Compete for the Title of Ms. America 2015
08/25/15 Data: New Report Shows Holy Cross Students’ Post-Graduate Success
08/25/15 Business Insider Ranks Holy Cross Among Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America
08/25/15 ‘Liberal arts strongholds stand by their plans’
See All
See All

Featured Videos

See video
Video: Idyllic Summer Months Bring Different Feel to Holy Cross Campus

Watch Video >
See video
Video: How Spring Arrives at Holy Cross

Watch Video >
See video
Reunion 2015: A Time to Reconnect, Reminisce and Remember

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus

08/28/2015

Student Leader Luncheon

See More >
08/28/2015

Field Hockey vs. Siena College

See More >
08/29/2015

Move-In Day

See More >
08/29/2015

Reception for ALANA and International Students and Families

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News

07/30/15

Holy Cross Ranks No. 55 on Forbes’ List of America’s Top Colleges

Forbes.com

The College of the Holy Cross ranked No. 55 overall and No. 46 among private colleges on Forbes’ list of America’s Top Colleges. Forbes rated schools on an ROI scale with...

07/14/15

Money Magazine Ranks Holy Cross No. 18 Among Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the Country

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 18 on Money Magazine’s list of “The 50 Best Liberal Arts Colleges,” and No. 89 overall  on Money’s list of “Best...

07/14/15

Amanda Belichick Named Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach

ESPN | Sports Illustrated | Yahoo! News | Boston Herald

Amanda Belichick was recently named the head coach of the women’s lacrosse team at the College of the Holy Cross. The news of her appointment ran in more than 50 media...