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MEDIA CONTACT: Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU’s Department of Theatre and Dance Presents ‘Summer and Smoke’

BOCA RATON, FL (October 25, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University’s department of theatre and dance in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents Tennessee Williams’ “Summer and Smoke” from Friday, November 9 through Sunday, November 18 in the Studio One Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. Shows are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. General admission tickets are $20; students, faculty, staff, alumni and children under 12 may purchase tickets for $12; and group prices are available.

“Summer and Smoke” is set in Mississippi in the early 1900s and is centered around an unmarried minister's daughter, Alma Winemiller, and the romance that nearly blossoms between her and the undisciplined young doctor, John Buchanan, who grew up next door. Alma’s innocence is challenged by John early on, but the tables turn as the story progresses. By play's end, Alma has been transformed beyond modesty, while John’s attentions have turned elsewhere.

Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.fauevents.com , by calling 800-564-9539, or at the theatre one hour prior to the performance.

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About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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