Sunday, March 23, 2008

“Riders to the Sea” Collaboration Will Include Dual Performances at Both Venues

The Clayton State University/Brenau University joint production of “Riders to the Sea” by well-known English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams will feature dual performances at both university campuses.

Brenau’s operatic version and Clayton State’s play (in effect, opera without the music) will both be performed at Brenau’s Pearce Auditorium and Clayton State’s Clayton State Theatre. The Brenau production in Gainesville, Ga., will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 11. On Thursday, Apr. 17 and Friday, Apr. 18, at the Clayton State Theatre (room 132 of the Arts & Sciences Building) in Morrow, the two performances will begin at 7 p.m.

According to Clayton State Theatre Artistic Director Phillip DePoy, Clayton State’s play will be act one for each performance, and Brenau’s opera will be act two for each performance.

The opera will showcase Brenau students and nationally known singers and will be staged and conducted by well-known Brenau Artist-in-Residence William Fred Scott. Brenau faculty, staff and students will be admitted free on Apr. 11, with general admission $10. The “Riders” play will be directed by DePoy. Admission on Apr. 17 and Apr. 18 at Clayton State is $5 for general admission, with students admitted free.

To learn more about Clayton State’s involvement in the collaboration, contact DePoy at or call (678) 466-4715. For further information on Brenau’s production, please call (770) 531-3119 or e-mail Cindy Wohlander at

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.

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