Musical No More Secrets explores if, when to reveal secrets

The musical No More Secrets by Geraldine Ann Snyder and Paul Lenzi will be performed at 11 a.m. Feb. 5 and 6 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8 in the Black Box Theater in Pettigrew Hall, 305 College St. The show reveals the deviousness of child abusers and the shame that drives child victims into silence. Tickets are $2 and can be reserved at the box office at 207-786-6161.

Directed by Chris Mathien, a Bates sophomore from Veazie, Maine, this show portrays the plight of Jenny, a young girl who has been sexually abused by her baby sitter. As Jenny relives the moment she shared the secret with her best friend, Deedee, she realizes the difference between secrets that should be kept and those that must be told.

Jenny is played by Katherine Hazard, a sophomore from New York City. Emily Stanton, a first-year student from Eliot, Maine, will play Deedee. First-year student Kate Spencer from Wellesley, Mass., will play Mother and Bernice. Dan Snow, a first-year student from Scarborough, Maine, will play Elrod and Sparky, and sophomore John Payne of Bryn Mawr, Pa., will play Mr. Anderson.

Next in the Theater at Bates series is Anton Chekhov’s tragicomedy The Seagull opening at 8 p.m. on March 5, 6 and 7 and at 2 p.m. on March 8 in Schaeffer Theatre.

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