News Release Details

11/2/2007

EAC drama to present A Cry for Love

By Lori Dugan THATCHER, AZ—EAC’s Theatre Director Dr. Crae Wilson has written an original drama, A Cry For Love, as his final entry into the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts American College Theatre Festival to be held later this semester. Local performances of A Cry for Love are scheduled for November 7-9 at 7:30 p.m. and November 10 at 2:30 p.m. All performances will take place in the EAC Fine Arts Auditorium.

A Cry For Love tells the story of the realization of one man’s life-long dream. It is my hope that this offering will peak your imagination and inspire you with the passion to attain that all-too-elusive ‘life-prize’ found by so few in our time,” said Wilson.

An excerpt from the director’s note reads:

Immortality requires sacrifice. Your eye must be single to the goal, your mind open to the wonders of eternity. Curiously, success is not found in society’s embracing of the art but in the artist’s journey from innocence to self-mastery.

Of course, it is nice to receive public acclaim for our accomplishments—it’s validating. But ultimately, the praise we seek from others does not fill us with the satisfaction we’d hoped for—doesn’t give us the peace and purpose we seek.

That understanding, and what we choose to do with it, may well be that which sets we seekers on our true path toward life’s grand-prize.

The real geniuses are those who find the prize through an understanding of their art—with the help of friends they meet along the way. We can not succeed alone. A Cry for Love is not intended for younger audiences because of the complexity of the storyline.

Admission price for the play is $5 per person. Tickets are available at EAC’s Ticket Office, located in the Gherald L. Hoopes Jr. Activities Center, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and can be reserved by calling 428-8228. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

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