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GREENSBURG, PA- The Seton Hill College production of J.B. opens April 16th at 10:30 a.m. in Reeves Theatre on campus. The New York Times called this Pulitzer Prize-winning American play an “exalting morality” and “one of the memorable works” of the 20th century “as verse, as drama and as spiritual inquiry.” Using the circus as a theatrically exciting environment, MacLeish probes the unanswered problems of man’s relationship to God in an era of cruel injustices. J.B. is the modern counterpart of the biblical Job. When he is reunited with his wife, two humbled but valiant people accept the universe and agree to begin life all over again. “In every respect, it is theatre on its highest level.”

The following 12 SHC students have been cast in the production: Adam Altman, son of Linda K. Altman of Latrobe, PA and sophomore theatre major, has been cast in the role of Mr. Zuss; Keith Gray, son of Angela Engelke and Roger Gray of Sykesville, MD and sophomore theatre major, has been cast in the role of Mr. Nickles; Erin Burke, daughter of Tom and Barb Burke of Bothell, WA and junior theatre major, has been cast in the role of Sarah; Nate Newell, son of Pat and Kathie Newell of Havre, MT and junior musical theatre and secondary English education major, has been cast in the role of J.B.; Rose Marotta, daughter of Joe and Sue Marotta of Greensburg, PA and freshman theatre major, has been cast in the roles of Rebecca and Mrs. Murphy; Missy Kowalski, daughter of Raymond and Kim Kowalski of New Kensington, PA and freshman musical theatre major, has been cast in the roles of Ruth and Mrs. Adams; Kristen Secrist, daughter of Robin and Gerald Secrist of West Newton, PA and sophomore theatre major, has been cast in the roles of Mary and Miss Mabel; Matthew Starry, son of Louis and Carol Starry of Latrobe, PA and freshman theatre major, has been cast in the roles of David and Mr. Botticelli; Ed Hughes, son of Teresa and Ed Hughes of Derry, PA and freshman theatre major, has been cast in the roles of Jonathan and Jolly Adams; Jennifer Johnson, daughter of Tom and Mary Ann Johnson of Nanty-Glo, PA and senior theatre and English major, has been cast in the roles of Eliphaz, Maid and Girl; Shawn Howland, son of John and Marie Howland of Greensburg, PA and freshman theatre major, has been cast in the roles of First Messenger and Zophar; and Matt McDonough, son of John and Susan McDonough of St. Marys, PA and freshman musical theatre major, has been cast in the roles of Second Messenger and Bildad.

Sara Canter, daughter of Kathy and Jeff Canter of Fair Oaks, PA and sophomore musical theatre major, is the stage manager and Josh Galligan, son of Bob and Linda Galligan of Willow St., PA and sophomore theatre major, is the assistant manager.

J.B. will be presented April 16, 17, and 19 at 10:30 a.m.; April 18, 19 and 20 at 8:00 p.m.; and April 21 at 2:00 p.m.

All performances are staged in Reeves Theatre on the Seton Hill College campus. Tickets are $10; group rates are available. Reservations are recommended. For group or individual reservations, contact the SHC Box Office at 724-838-4241, Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.