Brilliant Traces to play in Farber Hall

Brilliant Traces to play in Farber Hall USD Theatre will host the Dakota Theatre Company's production of Brilliant Traces, Saturday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. in the Farber Hall Theater on the USD campus. Written by Cindy Lou Johnson, Brilliant Traces is an absurdist allegory that explores the nature of modern relationships.

The action is set in a remote cabin in the wilds of Alaska. As a blizzard rages outside, Henry Harry, a lonely figure, has his solitary existence threatened and enlivened when Rosannah DeLuce, a distraught young woman who has fled her impending marriage in Arizona, bursts into the cabin in full bridal regalia. As the two strong-willed people battle, a story dealing with common issues of love and family unfolds.

Brilliant Traces was originally produced off Broadway by New York's prestigious Circle Repertory Company with Joan Cusack and Kevin Anderson starring. The Dakota Theatre Company, an outreach of The Black Hills Playhouse, features the work of Mary Gen Fjelstad and USD alum Kato Buss. Buss, who is originally from Yankton, appeared in many USD productions including the title role in Hamlet and leading roles in The Swan, Orphans and The Glass Menagerie. Both actors appear regularly at The Black Hills Playhouse, and they both have logged time in theatre and film on the east and west coasts.

General admission tickets are $5 for the general public and $2 for USD students with ID. Tickets will be sold at the door on the evening of performance and at the USD Theatre box office in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts beginning Wednesday, Sept. 22. Box office hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Reservations can also be made by calling the box office at (605) 677-5400.

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