GORHAM – Jordan Handren-Seavey, a 2003 Oxford Hills High School graduate, has a starring role in “Moonchildren,” a funny and emotionally earnest story of five college roommates teetering on the edge of real life in the late 1960s.

The play, written by Michael Weller, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-14, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, in Russell Hall on the University of Southern Maine campus.

Projected onto a backdrop of war protests and graduate-school draft deferments, the characters – ranging from serious to kooky to downright nerdy – must confront love, betrayal, death, invisible felines and their exceedingly strange landlord.

Though the play is 37-years-old, it still rings with a clear tone of relevance today. American wars still rage in far off lands, and college students still seek clear paths through the quicksands of sex and politics, toward their true selves.

The language is sharp, witty and definitely suitable for mature playgoers only.

Tickets are $14, $10 for seniors and $7 for students. Call (207) 780-5151.


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