Monday, March 4, 2013


By Antonio Buero-Vallejo
Translated from Spanish by Marion Peter Holt
Directed by McDaniel theatre arts professor Ira Domser

WHEN: Wednesday, March 6 – Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 PM
WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md.
TICKETS:  $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, students, and those with a McDaniel College ID.
For ticket information, call 410-857-2448.

The Sleep of Reason, set in Spain in 1823, focuses on King Ferdinand of Spain’s obsession to punish those he deemed his enemies, including one enemy in particular, the painter Goya.

The play features senior Shelley Hierstetter of Mount Airy, Md., as Leocadia, junior Paul Davis Griffin of Westminster, Md., as Goya, sophomores Kevin Anderson as King Ferdinand, Najee Banks of Baltimore as Dr. Arrieta, Liz Flores of Westminster, Md., as the voice of Mariquita, Sarah Hull of Keedysville, Md., as Gumersinda, and Joshua Meltzer of Woodbury, Minn., as Father Duaso, and freshman Joshua Harding of Federalsburg, Md., as Calomarde.

Others in the cast are seniors Simone Davis of Baltimore and Yi Chong (Angel) Li of Nanjing, China, sophomores Megan Knauff of Westminster, Md., Nick Kouhi of Lauderdale, Minn., Ashley Manning of Randallstown, Md., Adrian Rowe of Edgewood, Md., and Wykeema Stanley of Baltimore, and freshmen Samantha Arana of Silver Spring, Md., Brittany Ensor of Finksburg, Md., and Pia Moreno of Quito, Ecuador.

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McDaniel College, recognized nationally among 40 "Colleges That Change Lives” and U.S. News top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 25 highly regarded graduate programs. Its hallmark faculty-student collaborations in research,teaching and mentoring plus hundreds of leadership and service opportunities enrich a lively learning experience that is rooted in a personalized interdisciplinary and global curriculum. Innovative January courses take students to points all over the world while McDaniel’s degree-granting European campus offers a unique  opportunity for international study at the only American university in Budapest, Hungary. A diverse and close-knit community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,560 part-time graduate students, McDaniel also boasts a spectacular 160-acre hilltop campus in Westminster,  Md., an hour or less from Baltimore, D.C., the Chesapeake Bay, an Amtrak station and BWI international airport.