Currently Running Play: The Countess by Gregory Murphy
“The Countess,” written by Gregory Murphy, explores the nature of art, beauty and truth. Based on actual events, the play follows the story of Effie Ruskin and her husband, famed British art critic John Ruskin, as well as famed Pre-Raphaelite artist John Millais, on an 1853 holiday in Scotland. As the stormy Highland weather forces the company inside a cramped cabin, hidden tensions and hypocrisies are exposed, leaving Effie with a difficult choice to make.
A quote from John Ruskin serves as inspiration for the production: “The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see.” University News Appalachian State University
Ticket prices start at just $9 for Appalachian students and $16 for adults. For more information visit http://theatre.appstate.edu, or call the box office at 828-262-4046, or the toll-free number 800-841-ARTS (2787). There will be a talkback conversation with the director, cast and production team immediately following the opening night performance on Wednesday, Feb. 25.
To purchase tickets and or more information, Appalachian State University