Davidson’s ‘The Pride’ to explore gay love, lust and friendship

by QNotes Staff  Staff Reports  editor@goqnotes.com
Published: November 12, 2012 in A&E / Life&Style

‘The Pride’ trailer screenshot courtesy Davidson College Theatre Department.

This week, students with the Davidson College Theatre Department present their production of “The Pride,” written by British playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell. The play contrasts gay life in 1958 and 2008. Its tale delves into relationships and themes of loyalty and betrayal as its characters discover their identity and explore love, lust and friendship.

The production will be staged Nov. 14-17 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Barber Theatre in the campus’ Cunningham Theatre Center. Admission is $10 for the public, $8 for seniors, $7 for faculty and staff and $5 for students.

The performance is recommended for ages 17 and up and contains sexual content and brief nudity.

Call 704-894-2135 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays for reservations, or purchase tickets online at davidson.edu/tickets.

Cast members include Tom James ’15 as Philip, Megan Pratt ’13 as Sylvia, Allen Rigby ’14 as Oliver and Greg Thorn ’15 as supporting actor. Theatre major Christian Hatch’15 designed the set and Barbara Wesselman designed costumes. Josh Peklo is lighting designer and Sarah Welty is sound producer.

For more event details, see the play’s listing on our community calendar.

A video trailer of the play from the college below: