FSU Town & Gown Players Present "Children of Eden" in June

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Fairmont State University’s Town & Gown Players present “Children of Eden.” From musical theatre greats Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked,” “Godspell”) and John Caird comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith.

This family friendly show will be on stage in the Wallman Hall Theatre on the campus of Fairmont State University on June 17, 18, 22, 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and on June 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at (304) 367-4240. Tickets are $15 for adults; $13 for seniors; $10 for children ages 12 and younger; $8 for FSU and Pierpont Community & Technical College students, faculty and staff. Groups of 10 or more receive a $1 discount on each ticket.

“Children of Eden” starts with the very beginning: the creation of the universe. Father breathes life into his children, Adam and Eve, and learns that the hardest part of being a loving Father is letting go. It’s a lesson that translates into the parenting of Cain, Abel and Sethand is reiterated once again as Noah parents his sons Shem, Ham and Japheth. The musical celebrates the difficulty of choice, the importance of passion, the value of questioning and the pain in allowing those you love to take risks and face the consequences

The Town & Gown Players are celebrating more than 50 years of bringing theatre and arts entertainment to the North Central West Virginia community, and this year’s cast is made up of many Town & Gown veterans, as well as several new comers to the FSU stage.

The show is directed by Troy Snyder with music direction by R.J. Nestor and choreography/movement direction by Susan Cato-Chapman. The cast includes: John O’Connor, Greg DeVito, Dani DeVito, Loralee Simpson, Franchesca Aloi, Isabella Diserio, Samantha Young, Shannon Yost, Stephen Phillips, Gary Hayes, Justin Allan, Geoff Coyle, David Shaver, Amy Widmer, Elizabeth Wotring-Nelson, Zachary Davis, Marianna Jones, Noah Marner, Ingrid Nelson, Rowan Nelson, Dominic Secreto, Paris Thomas, Amelia Smith and Hank Temple.