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APSU presents Noel Coward's 'Private Lives' at Trahern Theater

English playwright Noel Cowards characteristic wit and sophisticated sense of humor will be on display at Austin Peay State University this week with performances of his play, Private Lives.

The show, directed by APSU associate professor of theater Dr. Sara Gotcher, runs from Feb. 24-28 in the Trahern Theater, with the shows starting at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
English playwright Noel Coward's characteristic wit and sophisticated sense of humor will be on display at Austin Peay State University this week with performances of his play, “Private Lives.”

The show, directed by APSU associate professor of theater Dr. Sara Gotcher, runs from Feb. 24-28 in the Trahern Theater, with the shows starting at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

“Private Lives” is a comedy of manners set in 1930s France. The play follows divorced couple Amanda and Elyot who, each while honeymooning with their new spouses, discover they're staying in the same hotel, in rooms with adjoining balconies. Old feelings are reignited, and Amanda and Elyot become convinced they are still madly in love, forgetting what made them so deplorable to each other in the first place.

The cast for this performance includes APSU theater students Jessica Lee, Russell Qualls, Octavious Padgett, Sarilda Mayberry and Cinthya Griffith. Tickets are $5 for students and military and $10 for adults. For ticket information, call the box office at 221-7379 from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. -- Charles Booth