Emack play premieres at Gracie Theatre

Nov 29, 2012
Photo by: Micah Roemmich Students Kaity Patnode and Bill Vassar are pictured in a scene from Laura Emack’s “The Easter Parade,” which will be premiered in Bangor.

Bangor — The student-run Husson University Theatre will present the Maine premiere of “The Easter Parade” by Laura Emack Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Gracie Theatre, College Circle on the Husson University campus.

“The Easter Parade,” set in an accounting office, was written by playwright, author and CPA Laura Emack of Prospect. The producer, cast, director, designers and crew are all students from Husson University and the New England School of Communications.

Emack’s play takes place soon after the Enron/Andersen scandal. The financial world has taken a serious blow to its credibility and now every honest firm needs to show that they have nothing to hide.

The accounting firm McCann and Silway, CPAs is one of many companies struggling in the wake of the scandal. In order to ensure a profit, firms like McCann and Silway are forced to fire some of the help after tax season, creating a “parade” of out-of-work CPAs. One of the recent hires, Lucy, played by Kaity Patnode, takes drastic steps to do anything to save her job. Mark, played by Gabriel Clarke, isn’t keen on leaving either, but a decision he makes ensures some hilarious dialogue and a serious change within the firm.

Tickets will be $7, $3 for students, available at the door.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Laura Emack of Prospect discusses her play with student director Michael Churchill. (Photo by: Micah Roemmich)
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