UB Department of Theatre and Dance to Present “Cotton Girls” and “Overtones”

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: September 29, 2000

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Department of Theatre and Dance will present "Cotton Girls" and "Overtones" Oct. 19-22 in the Black Box Theatre, located at UB Center for the Arts, North Campus. Performance times are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Cotton Girls" and "Overtones" will feature all-female student casts and will be directed by Kelli Bocock-Natale, who for the past 12 years has worked with many Western New York theaters in various roles as actress, singer, director and producer.

"Cotton Girls," by Scott Tobin, is a comedy about three girls spending their graduation night stuck on a Ferris wheel. Set in 1959, the Dream Wheel breaks down with Miss, Berry and Colleen at the very top. The girls are forced into states of sheer terror and self reflection as they try to make the most of their last night of high school.

"Overtones" was written by Alice Gerstenberg. This one-act drama tells the story of a brief meeting between Harriet and Margaret, two refined ladies. Their emotions and thoughts come to life in Hettie and Maggie. This play depicts the characters as they appear to be, and as they actually are.

Tickets for "Cotton Girls" and "Overtones" are $3, and may be purchased at the Center Box Office (Tuesday-Friday, noon-6 p.m.) and all Ticketmaster locations, including Kaufmann's and Movies Plus. To charge tickets, call 852-5000. In Canada, call 416-870-8000. For group sales, call 645-6771. For general information, call 645-ARTS.