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Cast Announced for ‘Speaking In Tongues’

Cast Announced for ‘Speaking In Tongues’

SUNY Cortland’s Performing Arts Department has announced the cast for its production of “Speaking In Tongues,” a psychological thriller that begins when two couples in unstable marriages inadvertently exchange partners.  One couple goes through with the infidelity while the other does not, and the repercussions are profound.  

The play will be performed in the Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre at 8 p.m. from Thursday, April 12, through Saturday, April 14, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15.  

In the second act, a psychologist and her husband are brought into the story, but the psychologist disappears after her car breaks down on a deserted road, posing the question, “Has she been murdered?" As the play unfolds, it is revealed how the two couples from the first act are tied to the psychologist and her husband, and the audience discovers a chain of coincidences that lead to an unexpected conclusion.

“Speaking In Tongues” was written by Australian writer Andrew Bovell and is directed by Robert Moss, the former artistic director of Syracuse Stage and the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, N.Y.  

The cast features Derek Mellor as Leon; Charles O’Connor as Pete; Katie Quigley as Sonja; Samantha Rey as Jane; Mike Meany as John; Catherine Skojek as Sarah; Kerry Maloney as Valerie; David Newman as Nick; and William Swenson as Neil.

Admission is $12 for the general public, $10 for senior citizens and SUNY staff, and $5 for all students. Tickets will be available at the door prior to each performance.  “Speaking In Tongues” is recommended for mature audiences.

For more information, visit the performing arts website or call (607) 753-2811.