"Sealed for Freshness" Has Southeastern Premiere at GPC

04/09/2010
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For Immediate Release

Call it the 1960s “Desperate Housewives” version of a Tupperware party gone awry. Georgia Perimeter College and the Theatre Arts Guild present the Southeastern premiere of “Sealed for Freshness,” by Doug Stone. (View video.)

Directed by Sally Robertson, GPC theatre professor, "Sealed for Freshness" opens Thursday, April 15 at GPC’s Cole Auditorium. Play dates are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 15-17; April 22-24, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25. There will be a special 1 p.m. show Friday, April 23.

The play is a Writer’s Digest and Writer’s International Stageplay finalist and has been performed off-Broadway.

With a stage set in vintage 1960s household décor, “Sealed for Freshness,” has been been called “a hilarious and inventive treatment of a topic that is not wholly fresh. .. that will leave audiences giddy with laughter.”

“To me, this play is about how our perceptions of each other as women doesn't often leave room for the realities of life,” said Robertson. “We are told to be good wives and mothers, but not powerful and independent ones. I think every woman will resonate powerfully with something said or done in this play, and the men in their lives will (hopefully) understand their women a little better. It is funny, and poignant comedy about how we lived, where we came from, and perhaps, where we are going.”

Actors in the play are Richard Beaubien, GPC director of recruitment and admissions; GPC students Stacia Sexton and Hannah Carey, and veteran community actors Courtney Loner, Linda Place and Ashley Butler.

This production is suggested for children over 13. Neither infants nor toddlers will be admitted. There will be no late seating as the audience will be seated on stage. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly suggested. For reservations, call 678-891-3572, or email gpctagtx@gpc.edu. Full price tickets are available on-line at http://gpc.tix.com. General admission is $5-15, one free ticket with GPC ID.

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Georgia Perimeter College, the third largest institution of the University System of Georgia, serves more than 25,000 students through four campuses and several sites in metro Atlanta. For additional information, visit www.gpc.edu.