The Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival selected the USM Theatre Department’s production of “The Good Woman of Setzuan” as one of six finalists from New England, according to Arts Promotions Director Mary Snell.

The production will now be considered for one of six that will go on to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to perform in the national festival this spring, Snell said.

The play, written by Bertolt Brecht, will be presented during the peak of the festival on Feb. 2 at Keene State College in New Hampshire. The production, which features an original score, was initially presented at the University last November and is directed by Theatre Professor Minor Rootes.

Members of the USM community will be treated to two more performances of the play on the Main Stage at Russell Hall on the Gorham campus. The curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and Jan. 26. Admission is $10 for the general public, $7 for seniors and $5 for students. For tickets, call the Theatre Box Office at 780-5151.

Arts and Entertainment Editor Scott Marcoux can be reached at: [email protected]

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