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EAC Theatre Department offering "Love Rides the Rails"

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EAC Theatre Department offering "Love Rides the Rails"

By Lori Dugan

Thatcher, AZ—Eastern Arizona College's Theatre Arts Department will perform Morland Cary's, "Love Rides the Rails," November 14-16, at 7:30 p.m., in the College's Fine Arts Auditorium. A matinee performance will also be offered November 17, at 2 p.m. The spoof/comedy is under the direction of EAC Theater instructor, John Rice.

"Love Rides the Rails" is a deliberate spoof of an actual acting style which existed in the late nineteenth century and early into the twentieth century in the old silent movies. "This is a style of exaggerated gestures, overly wide eyes, and extreme facial expressions," says Rice. "It was made to be mocked, and that's exactly what this very funny play does."

For his own vile purposes, the villainous Simon Darkway seeks to control Walker Valley, Pine Bush, and Pacific Railroad. Darkway is assisted in his scheme by the Dirk Sneath. Only the old Widow Hopewell stands in their way. "Will someone be tied to the tracks before the end of the play?" asks Rice. "Oh, you betcha!"

Admission for ?Love Rides the Rails? is $5 per person. Full-time EAC students and faculty will be admitted free with student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling EAC?s Ticket Office at (928) 428-8228.