McMurry University Theatre Presents

When:
March 03, 2020
Category:
Campus Events Fine Arts
Location:
Ryan Little Theatre
Details:

Asleep on the Wind

By: Ellen Byron

Directed and Production Design by: Kerry Goff

Synopsis:

The time is 1972, the place, a small clearing in Bayou Teche, Louisiana, the “special place.” This is where Rootie and her favorite brother, Beau, a handsome, sensitive and restless young man of thirty come to talk in private and to escape her other brothers, two high-spirited hot rodders who seem to delight in pestering their shy, reclusive sister. This time Beau has a double purpose for their meeting: to persuade Rootie to try to stick it out at home and in school and to reach beyond him for companionship; and also to tell her that he has enlisted in the army and has requested service in Vietnam. Inevitably the news comes as a deep shock to Rootie, but it is the way of its telling that makes the play so touching and evocative—and that in the end allows Rootie to accept the fact that her life, for better or worse, will never again be the same.