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Contact:
Eric Sloss
412-268-5765

For immediate release:
November 13, 2003

Carnegie Mellon School of Drama Presents "Sly Fox," a Tale of Swindles and Scams

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama presents Larry Gelbart's "Sly Fox," previewing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 20, in the Philip Chosky Theatre at the Purnell Center for the Arts on the Carnegie Mellon campus.

Carnegie Mellon alumnus Jed Harris directs "Sly Fox," which runs through December 6. The play is loosely based on the classic play "Volpone" by Ben Johnson. It tells the tale of Foxwell J. Sly, who finds himself in turn-of-the-century San Francisco during the Gold Rush, where he attempts to part a trio of rich, greedy opportunists from their fortunes by pretending to be on his deathbed.

Larry Gelbart is one of America's legendary humorists. He is best known for his contribution to the television show "M*A*S*H*." He has written hit films such as "Tootsie" and "Oh God!" On stage, Gelbart is remembered for his Tony award-winning musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum."

Lighting design is by Evan O'Briant, sound design by Josh Maszle, costumes by Karen Mattheson and sets by Veerachai Vorraratchaikul.

Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Friday and Saturday night performances begin at 8 p.m. and Saturday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the box office or by phone at 412-268-2407.

Carnegie Mellon's School of Drama is the nation's oldest degree-granting theatre program and is one of five schools within the College of Fine Arts. The College of Fine Arts is a community of nationally and internationally recognized artists and professionals organized into five schools: Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music, and their associated centers and programs.

For more information about the "Sly Fox" production or for more information on the College of Fine Arts, contact Eric Sloss at 412-268-5765 or ecs@andrew.cmu.edu. For more information on the School of Drama, visit www.cmu.edu/cfa/drama.

Cast List:
Nick Webber
Casey Spindler
Alex Cendese
Ryan Young
Audra Blaser
Lexy Fridel
Matt Scott
Mark Silverburg
Tyler Poelle
Aaron Staton
James Caran
Kirsten Bracken
Adam Koch
Matthew C. Burns
Richard Dreher
Devin Ilaw
"Sly" (lead)
"Able" (lead)
"Craven"
"Mr. Truckle"
"Mrs. Truckle"
"Miss Fancy"
"Crouch"
"The Captain"
"The Judge"
"Clerk"
"Servant 1"
"Servant 2"
"Servant 3"
"Policeman 1"
"Policeman 2"
"Policeman 3"
Characters in Saloon:
Grant Tanguma
Kathryn Rogal
Kersti Bryan
Kirsten Bracken
Stephen Rosenberg
Robert Maxhimer
Adam Koch
Patrick Cummings
Paul Lindquist
"Happy Customer"
"Saloon Girl"
"Saloon Girl"
"Preacher's Wife"
"Preacher"
"Bartender"
"Bailiff"
"Town Drunk"
"Cowboy"

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