Theater at Bates to stage 'Abundance'

Theater at Bates stages three performances of Beth Henley’s Abundance March 13, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. in Schaeffer Theatre. Tickets are $6 for general admission and $3 for senior citizens and students. For reservations and additional ticket information, call the box office at 207-786-6161.

Set in the late 1860s in the Wyoming Territory, two women head into the American frontier in search of adventure and romance and encounter the hardships of pioneer life in this have-and-have-not story. “Abundance percolates with dark laughter . . . this is the author’s most provocative play in years,” The New York Times said. Henley won the the Pulitzer Prize for her play Crimes of the Heart.

Directed by Bates senior Elizabeth Moreau of Standish, the Bates production features junior Milena Zuccotti of Brooklyn, N.Y., as Macon; sophomore Greta Hammond of Hiram as Bess; senior David Barish of Larchmont, N.Y., as Jack; sophomore Jon Adler of Newton, Mass., as Will; and sophomore Dan Gavin of Norwood, Mass., as Elmore.

Next in the Theater at Bates series is the Bates College Modern Dance Company’s Annual Spring Concert of New Works, March 27 and 28 at 8 p.m., and March 29 at 2 p.m. in Schaeffer Theatre.

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