Stetson University Theatre Arts is concluding its 117th season with Erin Courtney’s A Map of Virtue, which runs at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 30, and Friday, March 31, and at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, and Sunday, April 2.

What begins as a romantic “missed moments” relationship between two strangers, quickly devolves into a kidnapping and dangerous night in the middle of the woods. It’s an odd journey, but luckily there’s a poetic meadowlark statue to lead them on their way.

“Their experience is traumatizing, but it asks how we perceive the truth through trauma,” said director Rachel Terhune. “What is real? A Map of Virtue touches on obsession, loss, pain, and occasionally love. It is strangely paced, chaotic, terrifying, and narrated by a poem-spouting bird statue. It’s everything you could ever want for a night out at the theater.”

Mixing drama, comedy and thriller genres, A Map of Virtue dives deep into the nuances of the human condition, and how carrying the haunting trauma of our past slowly consumes us until we learn to deal with it.

The cast of A Map of Virtue includes Hailey Jones as the Bird Statue, Joshua Dennis as Mark, Hanna Swidler as Sarah, Aaron Johnson as Nate, and Clinton McChesney as Victor, with Delicia Bent as June, and Hugh Kiser as Ray.

Performances are at Stetson University’s Second Stage Theatre inside the Museum of Art – DeLand at 600 N. Woodland Blvd.

Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for senior citizens. Admission is free for all Stetson University faculty, staff and students with valid IDs. Cultural Credit is available.

For more information or to make a reservation, call Stetson University’s Second Stage Theatre Arts box office at 386-822-8700.


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