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“The Drowning Girls” opens Sept. 26

September 12, 2019

"The Drowning Girls" -- a ghost story about three young women murdered by the same man -- opens Indiana State University's fall theater season.

In the early years of the 20th century, the three were considered -- and consider themselves -- to be of little account until they are lured into marriage by their murderer making them, as one of the trios says, "a useful member of society."

Grim and unsettlingly funny, "The Drowning Girls" recalls an era when women were dependent on men for everything, from money to their very existence in society. That the violence this enforced dependence created still exists is the play's unspoken message. Directed by Julie Dixon, head of the Indiana State acting program, "The Drowning Girls" features performances by Emma Burchell, Kate Leverton and Mariah Spragg.

"The Drowning Girls" will run 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26-28. A final matinee is set for 3 p.m. Sept. 29. All performances will be at the New Theatre.

Tickets may be purchased at the New Theatre box office or by calling 812-237-3333 the week of the show. Free Student Rush tickets are available at the box office at 6 p.m. for evening performances and at 1:30 p.m. for the Sunday matinee. General admission is $10 or $5 with a valid non-ISU student ID.

All performances are expected to be at or near the New Theatre's capacity of 165. There is no reserved seating, so make your reservations and come early to get the best seat.


Photos: -- From left, Indiana State students Kate Leverton, Mariah Spragg and Emma Burchell star in the upcoming production of "The Drowning Girls," which opens Sept. 26 in New Theatre. -- "The Drowning Girls" opens Sept. 26 in New Theatre at Indiana State University. -- Indiana State student Kate Leverton rehearses "The Drowning Girls," which opens Sept. 26 in New Theatre.

Media contact: David Marcia, instructor, department of theater, Indiana State University,