"April 30,1970: It was a time of tremendous change
in America, and this change was reflected on college campuses all
around this country- but, it would be one in particular: Kent State..."
-The Tragedy at Kent State
Tonight’s staged reading of the Tragedy at Kent State is a
first for Boone. In fact, it’s a first for the globe. Written by Appalachian
State University Professor and Kent State alum Ray Miller, the play to be
presented is a work in progress, and audience members will have the opportunity
to shape it before it hits full production. It’s a personal piece for Miller,
who narrowly avoided the shooting while walking to class. It’s also a personal
piece for actors like performance major Mary Beth Hoots.
"I think it parallels many events that are happening in today's society, including Iraq. I think it's a very important show and people should come see it," Hoots said.
The play chronicles the days before the shootings.
The show is free- but crowds are expected, so arrive
early. It all happens tonight at Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Greer Studio Theatre
on the ASU campus.
Mary Beth Hoots
Written and directed by Dr. Ray Miller
Stage Manager: Brandy Cantrell
Assistant Stage Manager: Mykal Smith