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DHS drama to offer ‘Marvin’s Room’

Staff reports

Douglas High School’s drama department will open its season with Scott McPherson’s play, “Marvin’s Room,” at 7 p.m. in the DHS drama room Nov. 18-21.

The play is a humorous and wondrous account of one woman’s commitment to loving others first and her belief that giving such love has made her life unbelievably rich, even as she faces her own death. The drama has been adapted into a film starring Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Robert DiNero and Leonardo DiCaprio.

When “Marvin’s Room” premiered during the 1991-1992 theatre season, it won many awards, including the Outer Circle Critics Award for best Off-Broadway play and the Drama Desk Award for Best Play. The New York Post said of “Marvin’s Room,” “the themes of death, love, duty, care and service are frugally intertwined in a play of considerable emotional resonance. Laughing one minute, we are shuddering with empathy the next. Death has rarely seemed more interesting or love so complex.”

The cast, directed by Julie Franklin, includes Stella Baldauskas, Monique Baumann, Aaron Coogan, Lauren Davis, Ryan Ghan, Jameson Kern, Steve Koepnick, Danielle Morris and Krista Wickerham.

Tickets for “Marvin’s Room” will be available at the door at $3 for students and senior citizens and $4 for adults.