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Why Did You Leave Me?

Manchester offers dramatic thriller play, Why Did You Leave Me?


Andy VanceThe Manchester University Theatre Society’s spring production is an ambitious work, written and co-directed by a student.

Why Did You Leave Me? was written by Andy Vance, a first-year student from Portage, Ind., who is majoring in performing arts administration.

“This production is a dramatic thriller that will leave your mind stunned,” she said. “This story is about a young girl, Cecelia, whose life is turned upside down when a ghost begins tormenting her. She begins deciphering her life and finds out about her true self throughout this dangerous ordeal in love, loss, and life.”

It will take the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13 and 2:30 p.m. April 14 in Cordier Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. (Note for students: VIA credit is for the Saturday show only.)

The Manchester University Theatre Society, the dramatics honorary, includes students who have excelled in acting, writing, directing and other technical aspects of university theater. 
This spring’s production is run completely by students written, directed, and produced – cast and crew – by students. 

About Manchester University

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 70 areas of academic study to nearly 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy and a four-year dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu . 

For the media
For more information, please contact Vance at apvance2022@manchester.edu or Brandon Egolf, co-director, at bdegolf2022@manchester.edu

Cast:
 
    * Mary O’Neill, (Indianapolis, Ind.)
    * Ashley Steel, (Carmel, Ind.)
    * Jeremiah Ford, (Indianapolis, Ind.)
    * Brooke Tomlinson, (Corunna, Mich.)
    * Brody Stoltz, (Sullivan, Ind.)
    * Christain Poole, (Anderson, Ind.)
    * Kennedy Watson Haynes, (Wabash, Ind.)
    * Dasia Beck, (Indianapolis, Ind.)
    * Brandon Gurrola, (La Porte, Ind.)
    * Elijah Phillips, (Centerville, Ind.)
    * Athaniel Whitmer, (Freeport, Ill.)
     * Austin Gowen, (North Manchester, Ind.)
    * Jacob Hamilton, (Mulberry, Ind.)
Production crew:
    * Andy Vance, (Portage, Ind.)
    * Brandon Egolf (Larwill, Ind.)
    * Anthony Harris, producer (Frankenmuth, Mich.)

Our mission
Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. 

March 2019