Five USC Upstate Alums Take The Stage In "October Daisies"

October 18, 2010 at 11:13 am

Spartanburg, S.C. — USC Upstate will be well-represented when October Daisies opens at the Chapman Cultural Center later this month. This poignant, yet hysterically funny, play was written by Teresa Stuart Hough ’81, an adjunct instructor in the School of Education. October Daisies is directed by Daniel H. Harvey ’76 and stars Marcia Griffin Murff ’85, Freddi Malone Lee ’85, and David Stokes ’93. Associate Professor of Theatre, Rich Robinson is designing the sets, and three USC Upstate students are building the sets.

October Daisies tells an incredible story of five strangers brought together by a mutual friend’s funeral. The women initially appear to have nothing in common except that of a mutual friendship with the deceased. After sharing stories, trying to unravel the mystery of why their late friend has brought them all together, and lending support as each other face tough times, the women soon learn that they have much in common and become fast friends. The play is also a tribute to breast cancer survivors.

October Daisies will be performed October 28, 29 and 30. Ticket information and show times are available on the Chapman Cultural Center web site http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.php?id=511.