Romero in Emporia State production of ‘Creating Claire’

Courtney Romero of Kansas City, Kan., is part of “Creating Claire,” the second show of Emporia State University’s 2015-16 theater season.

Under the direction of ESU faculty member Theresa Mitchell, “Creating Claire” by Joe DiPietro is the story of a middle-aged natural museum docent, Claire, who comes under fire when her tour-guide patter deviates from the strict scientific beliefs of Victoria, the director of the museum.

As Claire heads down a path that embraces intelligent design, many visitors are attracted to her spiritual slant; it soon leads to legal action in a powerful exploration of what happens when science, faith and politics collide. It also takes a real toll on the lives of her husband and their daughter.

Romero, a junior theatre major, is the costume and makeup crew chief.

Nancy J. Pontius is the lighting designer. Amanda Dura will design the costumes.

“Creating Claire” runs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 through 21. There will also be 2 p.m. matinees on Nov. 21 and 22. All performances will be in the Ronald Q. Frederickson Theatre on the Emporia State University campus. Tickets can be reserved at the Memorial Union box office or by calling 620-341-6378.

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