Marquette University Presents Redwood
A young woman's story of
transformation and forgiveness
Aug. 10, 2005
MILWAUKEE – Marquette University's Department of Performing
Arts presents Lanford Wilson's Redwood Curtain, a
story about Geri Riordan, whose mother was Vietnamese and
father an American soldier in the Vietnamese War. After the
sudden death of her wealthy adoptive father, Geri, an 18 year
old piano prodigy, searches for her biological father in the
redwood forest owned by her family. Many Vietnam veterans
who felt betrayed by America took refuge in this forest. Geri
is obsessed with finding her father and tells tall tales to
other vets in the forest in an effort to get information.
When Geri learns the truth, the truth transforms her life.
And through that transformation forgiveness is born.
Carolyn Bachhuber directs this production as her senior directing
and performance thesis. Jenny Jeep, Nate Miller and Anne Yatco
Performances will take place at the Helfaer Theatre Wednesday
through Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 4:00 and 7:30 p.m.
and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for general admission.
For more information, please contact the Helfaer Theatre box
office at (414) 288-7504. Interested media should contact
Anne Broeker in the Office of Public Affairs.
Date: Aug. 24-28, 2005
Time: Wed.-Fri. 7:30 p.m. Sat. 4:00 , 7:30 p.m. Sun 2:30 p.m.
Place: Helfaer Theatre, 525 N. 13 th St , Milwaukee
Office of Public Affairs Contacts
Media Relations Specialist
Phone: (414) 288-1988