CSM Names Cast for ‘The Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note’

Friends discuss the meaning and possible author of a suicide note that Jake

Cause Theatre Production Examines how Teens Deal with Issue of Suicide

The College of Southern Maryland's Cause Theatre production of “The Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note” by Lindsay Price, follows a teen as he struggles to find the author of the suicide note he found in his mailbox. The play explores the public and private ways that a group of teenagers deal with the issue of suicide and is performed on the Leonardtown Campus Oct. 2 and La Plata Campus Oct. 15-17.

 “Jake is nothing more than the average high school student. He has many of the same issues that today's students face -stress, insecurity, relationship problems, isolation and obsessions,” said Frank Bowles Jr., 18, of the character he plays who finds the suicide note.

 “Having recently graduated high school myself, I understand completely how Jake feels,” said Bowles, of Mechanicsville.

Cast members for “Bright Blue Mailbox” include Christopher Fleming, of Hughesville, as Dennis; Rick Fulton, of Bryans Road, as Mr. Arscott and Mr. Westlake; Casey Garner, of Lusby, as Joan; Ashton Gordon, of Welcome, as 'the girl'; Devorah Henry, of Bryans Road, as Beebee; Morgan Kline, of Port Tobacco, as Lisa; Alex LaClair, of La Plata, as Ken; Jordan Marbray, of Waldorf, as Moe; and Kaytlin Medley, of Waldorf, as Karen.

“Bright Blue Mailbox” opens 8 p.m., Oct. 2 on the Leonardtown Campus; and 7:30 p.m., Oct. 15, 8 p.m. Oct. 16 and 2 p.m. Oct. 17 on the La Plata Campus. Tickets are $5, all ages. This production may not be suitable for younger audiences.

For more information, visit www.csmd.edu/Arts or call the Box Office at 301-934-7828 or e-mail bxoffc@csmd.edu.

 

Calendar Listings                  

Charles County

CSM Cause Theatre: “The Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note.” 7:30 p.m., Oct. 15; 8 p.m., Oct. 16; 2 p.m. Oct. 17. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theatre, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Jake finds an unaddressed suicide note in his mailbox but doesn't know who it's from. He goes on a crusade to find the note's author but instead stumbles upon a secret he never wanted to know. $5, all ages. Production may not be suitable for younger audiences. bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828,

St. Mary's County

CSM Cause Theatre: “The Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note.” 8 p.m., Oct. 2. College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Room 206, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Jake finds an unaddressed suicide note in his mailbox but doesn't know who it's from. He goes on a crusade to find the note's author but instead stumbles upon a secret he never wanted to know. $5, all ages. Production may not be suitable for younger audiences. bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/CauseTheatre.html.

 

 

 

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