The Performing Arts Company , a student-produced theater group at SUNY Fredonia, will perform "Between Daylight and Boonville" in Bartlett Theatre this weekend.
"Between Daylight and Boonville" is a play written by Matt Williams, an Evansville, Ind., native. The play is set in the coal mining country of southern Indiana. Carla, a 26- year-old high school dropout, wife and mother, dreams of packing up and moving to escape her dreary existence. She is teased, threatened, and cajoled by her friends as they settle into an ordinary day of trading gossip, reading magazines, and prattling about sex while the children dart in and out. But an ordinary day becomes extraordinary when the local mine resounds with an explosion.
The play is a touching and humorous study of women who possess the courage, the humor, and the dignity to rise above the grimmer facts of their existence.
Performances on Friday and Saturday start at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday performance starts at 2 p.m. Bartlett Theater is located in the Rockefeller Arts Center. Tickets are $10 ($5 for students) and can be purchased through the SUNY Fredonia ticket office located in the Williams Center, or by calling 673-3501 or online at www.fredonia.edu/tickets.