Mississippi University for Women’s Department of Theatre is proud to announce the upcoming production of “Laundry and Bourbon” by James McLure, set to grace Cromwell Theatre April 5-6 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

This captivating play offers audiences a poignant and humorous exploration of small-town life, love and friendship.

“We are thrilled to bring James McLure’s compelling work to our stage,” said professor David Carter, who also serves as department chair. “‘Laundry and Bourbon’ is a beautifully written play that delves into the complexities of human relationships with wit, charm and authenticity. Audiences will be drawn into the lives of these women as they navigate love, loss and the search for meaning.”

Directed by assistant professor Kathy Newman, “Laundry and Bourbon” brings to life the story of three women in the small town of Maynard, Texas, as they confront their pasts, dreams and the realities of their lives over a hot summer day. Set on the front porch of Elizabeth’s house, the play unfolds as Elizabeth and her friends fold laundry and sip bourbon, revealing the secrets and struggles that lie beneath the surface of their seemingly ordinary lives.

The talented cast will be led by none other than Dr. Julia Mortyakova, chair of The W’s music department and founder of the Music by Women Festival held on campus at the beginning of March each year. Playing the lead role of Elizabeth Caulder, Mortyakova is making her debut on the Cromwell Stage.

There will be a special presentation of “Laundry and Bourbon” Thursday, April 4 at 8 p.m. for Homecoming.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the magic of “Laundry and Bourbon” live on stage, which will take guests on an unforgettable theatrical journey into the heart of Texas.

For more information, please contact David Carter at (662) 329-7353 or dbcarter@muw.edu or Facebook at MUW Theatre or Instagram at muwtheatre.

About The W

Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

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