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EMU Theater Makes ‘Fashion’ Statement

Are you a person of fashion? Take a look at the shoes in your closet. Are they comfortable? Practical? Or are they the latest style?

“Fashion,” an American farce written when this country was still young, was a hit when it debuted in 1845 and remains as broadly poignant today.

The play, by Anna Cora Mowatt, will be presented 7 p.m. Feb. 18, 19, 26 and 26 in the new Lee Eshleman Studio Theater in the University Commons at Eastern Mennonite University.

EMU junior Brandon Habron directs the 11-member cast: Laura Glick (Zeke), Lancaster Pa.; Heidi Long (Millinette), Lancaster; Elizabeth Gannaway (Mrs. Tiffany), Chesapeake, Va.; Julia J. King (Prudence), Alexandria, Va.; Hannah Miller (Seraphina), Belleville, Pa.; Joel Rittenhouse (Count Joliemaitre), Green Lane, Pa.; Sam Kauffman (Adam Trueman), Surrey, Md.; Christian Parks (Snobson), Philadelphia, Pa; Joseph Arbaugh (Mr. Tiffany) Staunton, Va.; Michael Bodner (Colonel Howard), Millersville, Pa; and Hannah Wenger (Gertrude), Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Performances will run approximately two hours with a 15-minute intermission.

General admission is $5 at the door. Advance tickets are available through the EMU theater office at 540-432-4360 or by emailing