(September 21, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Pangaea opens Marjorie Lyons Playhouse season Sept. 23

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service) — Marjorie Lyons Playhouse's 2010-11 season opens Thursday, Sept. 23 with "Pangaea," a play written by written by Centenary student Erik Champney.

Pangaea, a play written by Centenary College student Erik Champney, opens Thursday, Sept 23

Besides writing the play, Champney also performs along with fellow cast members Rachel Havird, Chelsea David, Andrew wood and Barry James Acosta. Ryan Williams, drama program director at C.E. Byrd High School, is directing.

According to Williams, the story is about the lives of five people and how one of those people infiltrates himself in all of their lives and begins to manipulate their lives and relationships. "Because of this one person, the rest of them start manipulating each other and him," he said. "It really is an interesting concept."

Shows will take place Sept. 23, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. with a matinee on Sept. 26 beginning at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults; $5 for senior citizens, non-Centenary students and military. Tickets are free for Centenary students, faculty and staff.

For more information, please call the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse at 318.869.5242.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 373 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.