CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 13, 2015 – “Daisy Pulls It Off” will bring the roaring ‘20s to life at 7:30 p.m. April 29-May 2 and 2 p.m. May 3 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.
It’s Britain in 1927, and Daisy Meredith is the first girl from a public elementary school allowed access to the sacred halls of Grangewood School for Young Ladies. Full of hilarious characters and splendid scrapes, this riotous story celebrates boarding school life with a sly wit and a big heart.
It’s full of wholesome adventures. Meredith is an energetic and courageous girl, but life in these hallowed halls isn’t easy. She faces taunting and isolation for her economically-depressed background. In addition, she has to solve a mystery after several accidents happen and she is blamed for them.
The play touches on themes of friendship, social differences and justice. The play is written by Denise Deegan.
“‘Daisy Pulls It Off’ is absolutely charming, and is suitable for people of all ages,” said Kenneth L. Stilson, chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance. “It was a huge hit at London’s West End, and we know our audiences will love this adventurous tale.”
Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling (573) 651-2265, or online at RiverCampusEvents.com.