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Posted on March 10, 2014

Veronica's Room
8 p.m. March 27 and 28
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 29
Blaney Theatre in Steele Hall

Cal U’s Department of Theatre and Dance continues its 2014 spring season with Veronica’s Room, a chilling mystery thriller that explores the fine line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder.

Written by Ira Levin, best known as the author of Rosemary’s Baby, this play centers on students Susan and Larry, who find themselves at the Brabissant mansion as invited guests of an elderly couple.

Struck by Susan’s strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant, long-dead daughter of the family for whom they work, the couple convince Susan to impersonate Veronica briefly. The ruse is meant to comfort the only living Brabissant, an addled woman who believes her sister Veronica is alive.

Audiences will be treated to an evening filled with delightfully uncomfortable moments. The performance contains subject matter that may not be suitable for young children.

Curtain time is 8 p.m. March 27 and March 28, with shows at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 29. All performances are in the Gerald and Carolyn Blaney Theatre in Steele Hall.
Student Emily Cutwright is directing the play for her senior thesis project.

The cast includes students Shane Bocchi, Jason Capello, Christina King,  and Katey Sheehan. Kellee Cohlhepp is the stage manager.

Ticket price is $12 for patrons of all ages. Cal U students with valid CalCards pay 50 cents, plus a $5 deposit that is refunded at the show. For more information, or to order tickets (with a credit card) by phone, call the Steele Hall Box Office at 724-938-5943.

Students act out a scene during a dress rehearsal.
  Cal U students (from left to right) Christina King, Katey Sheehan, and Shane Bocchi rehearse a scene for Veronica’s Room.