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Warehouse Theatre presents coming-of-age play, 'Crooked'

February 14, 2014

The Warehouse Theatre—Stephens’ student-run theatre company—is producing “Crooked,” a complex play with all the ups and downs that come with real life, Director Ryan Tucker '14 said.
Crooked starts at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20-Feb. 22 with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee on Feb. 23. Ticket information.
The play centers on Laney, played by Emily Chatterson ’16, a preteen who suffers from a muscle deformity that causes her to have a raised shoulder. Her shrug is both literal and figurative—when she and her mother move to a new town, she uses her defensive nature to deal with the challenges. When she meets Maribel, a devout Christian played by Heidi Womelsdorf ’15, the two discover essential truth about life and themselves, Tucker said.
“The Warehouse decided to include this show in the 40thanniversary season because it really is a coming of age story for these two girls—discovering themselves and their beliefs through religion, sexuality and relationships,” Tucker said. “This is a good fit for Stephens because in one way or another, I think everyone can relate to all of these characters.”
While the show is dramatic, Tucker said audiences can expect some lighter moments.
“It truly is a show that will make you laugh out loud and cry and everything in between,” she said. “The show is a beautiful piece of work that you won’t want to miss.”

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