FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington will present the award-winning drama “Anatomy of Gray,” by Jim Leonard.

The tale of residents in a small Midwestern town who struggle in the face of a mysterious illness will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 22-24; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at the UMF Alumni Theater.

Winner of the 2006 Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, “Anatomy of Gray” is set in the fictional town of Gray, Ind., in the late 1800s. It tells the story of June, a young girl who is shaken by the death of her father and prays for a doctor to come to her town so no one will have to suffer again.

When a man claiming to be a doctor suddenly appears, he seems to be the answer to her prayers, until a mysterious plague spreads through the town and challenges the people’s attitudes toward death, loss, love and healing.

An award-winning playwright, Leonard is best known for “The Diviners,” “Battle Hymn,” and “Anatomy of Gray.” He also created several television series, co-wrote the screenplay for Mira Nair’s award-winning film “My Own Country” and worked with actor Robert Altman on numerous films.

Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students and $4 for seniors. Tickets may be reserved by calling 778-7465; they will also be sold at the door.


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