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URI Feinstein Providence Campus creates High Tea entertainment with the legendary Marilyn Meardon, March 28

Media Contact: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-4500

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- February 24, 2004 -- The University of Rhode Island Feinstein Providence Campus will close out Women's History Month at the end of March with a Rhode Island treasure and legend, Marilyn Murphy Meardon, hosting an entertaining "High Tea" performance for all.

On Sunday, March 28 at 3 p.m., Meardon will share her wit and wisdom and provide special entertainment with a performance ensemble and live musicians to amuse and delight. While sipping tea (or coffee) and enjoying pastries, scones, and sandwiches Merdon's 'guests' will be regaled by a collage of music, stories and pleasantries celebrating the character, accomplishments and the diversity of women.

The 90-minute performance is drawn from a variety of literary sources including prose and poetry, fiction and non-fiction, myths, tales and oral histories, woven together to delight and entertain women (and men too!). Tickets are $5 (when purchased by March 25 at the Providence Campus) or $8 at the door and free for URI students.

Meardon is a renowned actress, teacher and storyteller, having performed with Looking Glass Theatre, Second Story Theatre, NewGate Theatre, the Barker Players, Rites and Reason Theatre and as a member of Spellbinders Storytelling Collective. She is also known for her solo performances of historic figures such as Ann Hutchinson and Queen Elizabeth I in schools and at libraries and community organizations through out the region. This spring she will appear in the Second Story Theatre production of The Allergist's Wife.

The production is being presented by the URI Feinstein Providence Artist-In-Residence Steven Pennell and the Office of Student Services with the support of the Student Government Board.
For more information call 401-277-5000.