January 15, 2004
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-The Amherst College Theater and Dance Department will present Dead Fall, a performance piece written and directed by Suzanne Dougan, professor of theater and dance, on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. in the Holden Theatre at Amherst College. Tickets are free, but advance reservations are recommended.

Dead Fall tells the story of three generations of an American family. The conflicts it explores are in some ways reminiscent of those found in the myth of Electra, though in this case the genders are reversed. A young woman returns home after years of exile to attend the funeral of her cousin whose death has resurrected ghosts and unleashed furies from the family's troubled past.

Tickets are free but reservations are recommended. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 413/ 542-2277.