OGDEN -- Weber State University's performing arts department has been invited to take "Charm" to the Region 8 competition of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
"Charm" will be performed at the ACTF regionals in mid-February in Los Angeles. Local fundraising performances of the play, which will help pay for the trip to regionals, are set for Jan. 18 and 19 in the Eccles Theater of the Browning Center on the WSU campus, 3848 Harrison Blvd. The price of tickets is still being determined.
"Charm," by Kathleen Cahill, takes a whimsical and bittersweet look at the life of writer Margaret Fuller, a contemporary of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Nathaniel Hawthorne, who earned far less acclaim, some scholars believe, in part due to her gender. Tracy Callahan directed the WSU production, staged here in October.
Shows that win the ACTF regional competitions are invited to perform at the Kennedy Center, in Washington, D.C. Weber State has taken several shows to the Kennedy Center over the years.