October 6, 2011 (Jackson) - You don’t have to go all the way to Broadway for an entertaining play. Belhaven University has the next best thing, The Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht. This play is a Highland Players Guild production featuring alumni of the Belhaven Theatre Department.

"Were very excited to be able to do this first production with the Highland Players Guild, and welcome back to Belhaven stage so many of the alumni that have helped build this department as students." said Joseph Frost, Chair and Associate Professor of Theatre. "It been a great opportunity for me to direct some of the graduates that I never had the opportunity to work with in a production while they were here, and to see them mix with some of the more recent alumni has been a rewarding experience for us all," adds Frost.

Performances for The Life of Galileo will be in the one-of-a-kind Blackbox Theatre in the Belhaven Center for the Arts. The play starts on Wednesday, October 19 and goes through Saturday, October 22. Doors open at 7:00 P.M.

The story of Galileo has a compelling tension between the certainty of faith and the curious doubt that drives innovation and discovery. Brecht has created a work that presents both sides of this argument, with a hero whose flaws are visible, and antagonists whose fear becomes almost reasonable – which is what gives the play its power.

General admission is $10 and $5 for seniors, students, and children. There is complimentary admission for Belhaven faculty, staff, students and immediate families.

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