Theatre and Dance Students to Hold Staged Reading of ‘Keely and Du’

by News Bureau on Monday, Nov. 07, 2011

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 7, 2011 — Students in Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will hold a staged reading of “Keely and Du” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at the University’s River Campus.            

The reading is student-directed by Nicki Brown. The reading is free, but donations will be accepted. The production contains adult content.           

Dr. Rob Dillon Jr., professor of theatre and dance and middle and secondary education, who is mentoring Brown in the direction of “Keely and Du,” says the production confronts social realism of the 1990s, women, literature, abortion, morality and ethics.

“The play is about human conflict, specifically how do you deal with a moral conviction that leads to moral contradictions,” Dillon said. This play “suggests to me that ethics are situational and that morality is not absolute or certain,” he said.