Freed-Hardeman University Theatre will present “Drowning Girls” March 15-18 in the Black Box Theatre with evening performances at 7:00pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2:00pm matinees Saturday and Sunday.
Designed and directed by Brandyn Graves and Dr. R. Cliff Thompson, the play is part tragedy, part celebration, part courtroom drama and part love story. It resurrects three brides of George Joseph Smith: Bessie, Alice and Margaret, who have all been murdered by their husband. Surfacing from the bathtubs they were drowned in, they gather evidence against Smith by reliving the events leading to their demise.
The wives are played by Summer England, a 2017 FHU graduate originally from Hebron, Kentucky, now living in Henderson, and students Samantha McMillan, a sophomore finance major from Florence, Kentucky, and Marla Record, senior English major from Nashville.
The play is based on a real-life English con artist who convinced three wealthy women to marry him and change their wills so he was the sole beneficiary. At some point after the wedding, he drowned each new wife in a bathtub, took the money and ran. He completed his scam three times in three years before he was caught, convicted and executed.
Tickets are available for $7 each at fhutickets.com or by calling 731-989-6000.
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