CONTACT: Victoria Winkelman, 214-768-3785
Kami Duncan, 214-768-2788
vwinkelm@smu.edu, kmduncan@smu.edu

March 29, 2004

SMU'S MEADOWS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS PRESENTS
"THE MILL ON THE FLOSS," APRIL 15-18 AND 22-25

DALLAS (SMU)- The Division of Theatre at SMU's Meadows School of the Arts will perform "The Mill on the Floss," an adaptation by Helen Edmundson of the classic story by George Eliot, April 15-18 and 22-25 in the Greer Garson Theatre of the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus. The play will be directed by guest artist Julia Gibson. Show times are 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and $6 for SMU students, faculty and staff. Parking is available at Hillcrest and Binkley and in the garage beneath the Meadows Museum. For more information, call the Meadows Ticket Office at 214-768-2787.

"The Mill on the Floss" tells the story of a passionately spirited and imaginative woman, Maggie Tulliver, at odds with the simple provincial world into which she was born. Wild and clever, she struggles to keep her true nature under wraps, but when she meets a man who loves her for her wit and sensuality, her passionate nature threatens to erupt.

Julia Gibson attended the Graduate Directors Lab at New York University and is a recipient of the Fox Fellowship Grant in directing. In addition to directing more than 15 plays at Off-Broadway and other theatres in New York, Gibson has performed as an actress in numerous productions in New York and regional theatres across the country, in movies including "Changing Lanes," and in television shows including "Law & Order" and "Spin City." She holds a B.A. from the University of Iowa and an M.F.A.
from NYU.

 


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