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2/29/2008

EAC drama students offering a two-person play

By Lori Dugan

THATCHER, AZ—Two of Eastern Arizona College’s drama students will be performing the hilarious romantic comedy, Jerry Finnegan’s sister, on March 5-8 at 7:30 p.m., in EAC’s South Campus classroom/theatre #3. The two-person cast will be directed by Jeffery Peter Stiles. Admission is free.

Brian Dowd awakens one morning resolved that today will be the day he finally connects with Jerry Finnegan’s sister. Last night, he learned the disturbing news that she is getting married. As he ponders his situation, Brian realizes that he must confess his feelings for Beth before it’s too late. What he needs are the right words. But words are exactly what Brian has always seemed to lack when Beth was around.

A montage of flashbacks begins with seven year old Brian first meeting the six-year-old Beth as her family moves in next door, and continues with embarrassing scenes from high school, visits home from college, and a confrontation at the mall during which Brian realizes that he is in love with Beth.

We return to the present where news of Beth’s engagement has “galvanized” Brian into action. He has the words he needs. Still hesitant to see her, he picks up the phone and the moment the entire drama has led to arrives.

“Jerry Finnegan is the perfect ‘date show,’” said Dr. Crae Wilson, EAC drama department chair, “It’s a coming-of-age story about love and romance that most guys will relate to and most girls have experienced!”

For tickets and information about Jerry Finnegan’s sister, call the EAC Drama Department at 428-8460.

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