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Thursday, April 12, 2001

"Crop Circles Opens On Stage April 27" 

SALISBURY, MD---After months of preparation and countless rehearsals, the curtain is ready to go up for the April 27 premiere of the Salisbury State University student theatre club’s production of Crop Circles--an original play written by Forest Stiltner of Reisterstown, MD.

“Ultimately it’s a tale of manipulation and trying to discern the difference between truth and deception while creatively using the sci-fi aspect as a vehicle for advancing the story,” said Catherine A. Sheehy, SSU senior and director. 

Performances are in Fulton Hall Theatre on Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, and Thursday-Saturday, May 3-4 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, April 29, and May 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 and $6 for senior citizens and children. SSU ID cardholders are admitted free. 

The story is centered on a small community’s mystical encounter with “visitors” and the alarming effects of this intervention on their once-secure lives and relationships.

The play was chosen because of its message to value the qualities that make us human, namely caring and compassion, Sheehy said.

She said she has been working with theatre for as long as she can remember, from technical production to performing. 

“Directing is the culmination of all my years in the classroom, backstage and on the stage,” she said. As director she said she gave the cast of some 20 people a chance to be seen on stage. 

“Everyone has the opportunity to showcase his or her ability, even the actors portraying characters who are only in one scene,” she said. 

The play is sponsored by the Bobi Biron Theatre Program and Sophanes, the student theatre organization.

For reservations call the Box Office for information at 410-543-6228 or visit the University’s Web site at

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