The Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Holy Ghosts,” a play by Romulus Linney. Rich with atmosphere and the feel of rural Southern life, “Holy Ghosts” blends humor and poignancy as it probes the stories of various members of a religious snake handling cult. The play runs from Friday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 22 in the Studio One Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.
“This play centers on our struggle with the reasoned need to balance religious tolerance and our reflexive intolerance toward “outsider groups” whose beliefs, perspectives and values are markedly different from mainstream religions,” said Jean Louis Baldet, FAU professor and director of “Holy Ghosts.” “To most of us these groups' rites and ceremonies often seem strange and threatening. Religion by its very nature, as a dedicated form of belief, allows for very little acceptance to embrace other forms. This is of immense importance to us as we attempt to understand our evermore fractured world.”
Shows are on Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. There will also be a 2 p.m. showing on Saturday, Feb. 21. General admission tickets are $20; students, faculty, staff, alumni and children under age 12 may purchase tickets for $12; and group prices are available. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-564-9539, www.fauevents.com or at the box office in FAU’s Student Union, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.