Penn State Berks Theatre Department presents ‘the terrible girls’

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READING, Pa. — The Penn State Berks Theatre Department will present "the terrible girls," written by Jacqueline Goldfinger, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21–Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This production contains adult language and adult situations, and it is free and open to the public.

The Playscripts website states: "In this wicked dark comedy of friendship, obsession, and Southern sensibilities, Mr. Witherose leaves Birdie, Gretch, and Minnie to tend to his bar while he is away on business in Atlanta. Birdie and Gretch are battling for Mr. Witherose's affection in his absence, but neither knows that Minnie is guarding his terrible secret. When an innocent tryst goes awry, the ghosts of sordid secrets come out into the open, providing a wild mix of fearless comedy and Southern Gothic horror."

Samantha Clarke, adjunct theatre faculty member at Penn State Berks, will direct the production. The cast includes first-year student Brenna Snavely as Birdie, junior professional writing major Rachel Hayes as Gretch; Heather Campbell as Minnie, and sophomore engineering major Dan Jankauskas as Deaf Man.

First-year electro-mechanical engineering technology major Patryk Smith will handle sound design, and first-year theatre major Jake Slominski will handle lighting design.

The Penn State Berks bachelor of arts in theatre provides students with a solid foundation to become successful theatre artists and effective theatre educators. The degree program also trains students in the skills to become effective communicators and professional program managers.

For more information, contact Jim Brown, program coordinator for Theatre, at 610-396-6419 or via email at [email protected].