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The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds

Winner of the 1971 Pulitzer Prize and the Obie Award, this poignant study of an bitter, spiteful widow and her two young daughters has been hailed as one of the most significant and touching plays of our time.


Young Tillie’s understanding of the fundamental scientific structure of the world keeps her sane. Free from her turbulent home life. Free from her mother’s endless need for attention. Could knowledge be a way of gaining her mother’s love? Can a science fair project show her mother that Tillie is more than just half a test-tube?

Production Credits
Written By
Paul Zindel
Directed By
Sabrina Kahwaty, '17
Sets By
Andrew B. Hayes, '18
Costumes By
Rachael Buchanan, '18
Lights By
Tristan Hils, '18
Dates & Times
  • Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 2:00pm (Post Show Discussion)
  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 2:00pm
Cast Members
  • Kyla Jack Farrell  (Ruth)
  • Kalee George  (Beatrice)
  • Heather Gervasi  (Tillie)
  • Caroline Kolasny  (Nanny)
  • Marley Rockwood  (Janice Vickery)