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School of Theater presents the Broadway comedy 'Reckless'

ATHENS, Ohio (Oct. 10, 2005) -- The Ohio University School of Theater is proud to announce the inaugural production of its 2005-2006 season; Craig Lucas' brilliant comedy "Reckless."

The show that had Broadway audiences enraptured now finds its way to the Ohio University stage. "Reckless" is a Christmas story for all of us who like our holiday fare spiced with hysterical characters and absurd plot twists. This brilliant comedy takes season's greetings and shakes them up into a frenzy of hilarious events. The play follows Rachel, whose husband wants her dead and whose son wants her "fired," on a fantastic and sometimes bizarre journey as she travels across the country, finding "home" in a succession of odd and yet perfect strangers.

"Reckless" will be presented by Ohio University's School of Theater Oct. 12 to 15 and 19 to 22 in the Forum Theater, located in the Radio and Television Arts building.

Regular admission for the production is $14 and $12 for students and seniors. For ticket information and reservations, call (740) 593-4800 or stop by the Fine Arts Ticket office on campus in Kantner Hall 103, Monday through Friday, 12-5pm.

"Reckless" is directed by School of Theater faculty member Shelley Delaney. Delaney most recently appeared in the independent film "Hero Tomorrow," which is currently playing in film festivals around the country. Some of her prior directing credits include the hugely successful Ohio University productions of "The Laramie Project" and "Top Girls." In 2004 Delaney was nominated for Chicago's Joseph Jefferson award for her performance in "Free Man of Color" written by Charles Smith (also a School of Theater faculty member). The Joseph Jefferson is a nationally recognized award honoring the best of Chicago's professional theater.

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Media Contact: School of Theater Assistant Director Maureen Wagner, (740) 593-9355

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