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Three performances of the new play Dear Charlotte focus on Charlotte Bronte and her sisters, November 4 to 6, 2010.

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—The Victorian Studies Program, English Department, and the Philaletheis Society will present Joy Gregory’s new play Dear Charlotte, about Charlotte Bronte and her sisters Emily and Anne, to be performed at Vassar College by the student drama group Philaletheis on Thursday, November 4 at 9:00pm, and Friday, November 5, and Saturday, November 6, at 8:00pm in Taylor Hall’s Jade Room. Free and open to the public, reservations are required and may be made in person at Office of Campus Activities’ information desk in the College Center, beginning November 1. 
Dear Charlotte is an “exploration of the development of Charlotte Bronte’s imagination and the cultivation of her literary prowess, which explores the challenges of writing and publishing as a woman in Victorian Britain,” according to Philaletheis member Violet Edelman.
The cast includes: Allison Douglass ’11, Simona Kessler ’14, Emma Matters ’14, Charlie Nicholson ’12, Lyla Porter-Follows ’14, Ben Reichman ’11, Hannah Schenk ’14, Hilary Tandy ’12, Andrew Yankes ’12. The production team includes: Rose Connelly ’13, Violet Edelman ’12,  Logan Falk-Woodruff ’14, Yannick Godts ’13, Breanna Lee ’11, Siobhan Reddy-Best ’13, Caroline Sarles ’13, and Sarah Scott ’12.
The Philaletheis Society is the oldest student organization on the Vassar campus, and today serves as the school's largest producer of student theater. Philaletheis presents between three to seven full length productions every semester, as well as other special events and workshops. Membership is open to all students of Vassar and is based upon their desire to participate. 
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations at Vassar should contact the Office of Campus Activities at (845) 437-5370. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space and/or assistance may not be available. Directions to the Vassar campus are available at www.vassar.edu/directions.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Friday, October 29, 2010