What is the meaning of “home”? How do you find where you belong? Once you find a home, how do you hold on to it? Millersville University Theatre explores all of these questions and more in the upcoming production of “Heathen Valley,” a drama by the late Romulus Linney.

Directed by Tony Eliot, communication & theatre, the production will run in Rafters Theatre, Dutcher Hall, March 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 8 p.m. and March 20 and 27 at 2 p.m.

Set in the 1850s in the remote mountains of North Carolina, “Heathen Valley” follows an Episcopal Bishop in his attempts to bring organized religion to a remote and untamed community, where brothers marry sisters and people live lives of extreme violence and poverty. The Bishop leaves William Starns, a well-meaning ex-convict, behind as his Deacon, charged with transforming this place from the “valley that forgot God” into a place of refuge and comfort.

Told through the memory of a former orphan boy who joins the Bishop and Starns on their journey, “Heathen Valley” is, at its core, a story about finding and holding on to home, a family and a place of belonging.

Tickets cost $10.00 for general admission; $7.00 with an MU ID and senior citizens and $5.00 with an MU ID, for super saver advance sales, only at the Millersville Ticket Office in Gerhart Hall (22 E. Frederick St.).

Tickets may also be purchased online, at MUticketsonline.com or by calling the Ticket Office at 717-872-3811. The theatre has limited seating, so get tickets early!

For more information, contact Tina Stout, theatre production manager, at Tina.Stout@millersvill.edu or 872-3712.

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