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Theatre AUM & the AUM Library: Unseen

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Unseen by Jeffery Scott Elwell

September 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 & 18, 2011

Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001? For the Gibbons family, the question is hard to answer. Roy Gibbons was on the 87th floor of 1 World Trade Center that day and his wife, Helen, believes he is dead. But when his son starts seeing him, people begin to question if Roy is really gone.

“Unseen,” an original play honoring the tenth anniversary of 9/11, will make its world premiere at Auburn Montgomery on Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m., at Theatre AUM. Written by university provost Jeffery Elwell, it offers a look at the personal losses that were part of the national tragedy.

“Like everyone else in this country, I was affected by the events of Sept. 11, 2001,” said Elwell.  “I began writing the play some three years after the events of that day and after reading hundreds of stories of families whose lives were destroyed that day.”

The production has been entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The cast includes Neil David Seibel, assistant professor of theatre, and the following students:

  • Daniel Brown, Millbrook
  • Alicia Fry, Montgomery
  • Michael Krek, Toronto (Canada)
  • Allyson Lee, Montgomery
  • Nikolas Smith, Prattville
  • Sarah Worley, Montgomery

For reservations or more information, please contact Katie Pearson, 334-244-3632 or e-mail

From News & Headlines Weekly, September 6-11, 2011


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