JBU presents “The Curious Savage”

Siloam Springs, Ark. (September 28, 2006) - What would you do if you were left $10 million? In John Brown University’s theatre workshop performance of “The Curious Savage” by John Patrick, Mrs. Savage is left a large estate by her late husband. She wishes to use the money to help others; however, her greedy stepchildren want to use the money for personal gain. In attempts to obtain the money, they have Mrs. Savage committed to a sanatorium, declaring her mentally incompetent.

While in the sanatorium Mrs. Savage meets a group of social misfits. These individuals have hearts of gold but cannot adjust themselves to the outside world. This heartfelt comedy reminds the audience that the neglected virtues of kindness and affection can sometimes be found in the least likely of places.

Taking place in the 1940s, the set will take the audience to a bygone era, but resonate with a classic theme.

The production will run from Thursday, Oct. 5 to Sunday, Oct. 8, with five performances. Curtain times are 8 p.m. on Thursday, 10 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $5 for students and alumni, $7 for senior citizens and $9 for adults. Reservations are taken at the box office, which can be reach at (479) 524-7382.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked sixth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 2,000 students from 40 states and 45 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

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