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LEWISTON – Niagara University Theatre will continue its mission to present engaging and timely theater for young audiences with “Devon’s Hurt” presented for free by The Friends of Niagara University Theatre July 24 through Aug. 2.

Steven Braddock, director of Niagara University Theatre said, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present ‘Devon’s Hurt,’ a free theatrical production for the whole family.”

“Devon’s Hurt” will be directed by Terri Filips Vaughan, associate professor, dance/choreographer, for Niagara University’s Department of Theatre and Fine Arts. The play by award-winning playwright Laurie Brooks tells a delightful story about dealing with feelings and conflict resolution, mirroring children’s everyday lives. The production is open to all ages, and is especially appropriate for elementary school age children.

Actors in this production include NU theatre performance students hailing from New York State, Arizona and Georgia. They include: Nathanial W. C. Higgins, Brett Klaczyk, Kathleen Macari, Clarissa Maloy, Mary Elizabeth Martin, Vanessa Shevat, Bradeen Walders and Preston Williams. Theatre design/ technology majors Marissa Allen (stage manager) and Nicholas W. Seres (set and lighting designer) are from Western New York. Associate professors Maureen T. Stevens and Marilyn Deighton will provide costumes.

“Devon’s Hurt” will be performed on the NU campus in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall. The play will be presented at 7 p.m. on July 24, 25 and 26, and on Aug. 1. Matinees will be presented at 1 p.m. on July 29 and Aug. 1. The production also will be staged at 10 a.m. on July 30 and Aug. 2.

Reservations are not required for this free production. Please contact the NU Theatre Box Office at 286-8685 for more information.

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