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NCTC Drama to present "Silence" in Lewisville

by NCTC Drama | Feb 06, 2015 <p> </p>

North Central Texas College Drama Flower Mound will present Silence by Moira Buffini on Feb. 20-21 at 8 p.m., at the MCL Grand Theater in Lewisville.

Silence is a comedy set in the Dark Ages of England. It tells the story of Ymma, a bitter Norman noblewoman banished to England and forced to marry 14-year-old lordling, Silence, who is more than he seems. After an unexpected stand-off with the despotic King Ethelred, the two newlyweds - joined by Ymma's servant Agnes, Roger a hapless priest, and Eadric, a soldier with an eye for seeing saints - embark on a journey through power, identity, gender, and desire that will change their lives forever.

The production is directed by Thom Talbott, NCTC Performing Arts Chair, and will feature both current and past NCTC students: Brittney Johnson (Silence), Christine Bolitho (Ymma), Stephanie Brednick (Agnes), Ray Jernigen (Roger), Geo Kennedy (Eadric), and Truman Sawyer (Ethelred).

"I was attracted to Silence for a number of reasons, but the most important one is that ultimately the play is about finding your own destiny and then seizing it," Talbott said. "Silence is the tale of six people that are thrown together not entirely of their own will, but they are all at a place that they're not necessarily sure that they want to be. They're all looking for who they are, where they are, and what to do to change (or rule) their world."

The production is Rated R for adult language and mature subject matter. The MCL Grand Theater is located just off Main Street in Lewisville at 100 N. Charles St.

Tickets are $5 with NCTC students, faculty, and staff admitted for free. Tickets will only be available at the door. For more information you can call (940) 668-3318 or email ttalbott@nctc.edu.

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Pictured: Stephanie Brednick, Ray Jernigen, Brittany Johnson, Christine Bolitho, Geo Kennedy, and Truman Sawyer.