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Warehouse Theatre Company presents play about language, love

October 29, 2014


The Warehouse Theatre Company presents “Precious Little,” a unique piece that deals with love, language and life choices in a way that challenges student performers and designers.
“'Precious Little' is a compelling, artistic piece of theatre, which shows off the power of language and love,” said Elyse Bertani, public relations director for the company. “The Warehouse Theatre Company is thrilled to be able to bring this captivating production to life.”
A play by Madeleine George, “Precious Little” is about Brodie, a linguist in her early 40s who discovers the baby she is carrying might have a genetic abnormality that will prevent him or her from ever speaking. She tries to determine whether she can handle a speechless child through interactions with a younger lover, a gorilla and an elderly woman who speaks a dying language.
The play was written for three females to portray all of the roles; however, Stephens is using four. 
Second-year student Maggie Niven will play Brodie and the other characters will be played by third-year student Xandra Prestia-Turner, second-year student Kate Thurn and first-year student Emmi Litner.
Under third-year student “Dona Walker’s direction, this production offers a little bit of everything,” Bertani said. “It is comedic, dramatic, heartwarming and at the end of the day will make the audience think. This is always something we strive for in the Warehouse Theatre—creating socially poignant pieces that challenge our company and our audiences.”
Conservatory student Scott Wilson designed the set, which will shift the play from location to location, each with a nature-like vibe.

The play starts at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30-31 and Nov. 1, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee on Nov. 2. It’s rated PG-13 for mature themes. Click here for ticket information.

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