The West Virginia University Division of Theatre and Dance will present the play �€?The Shadow Box�€? Friday, May 5, as a fund-raiser for Morgantown Hospice.


The performance will begin at 7 p.m. in the Creative Arts Center’s Gladys G. Davis Theatre. A welcome reception featuring Morgantown harpist John Lozier will precede the play at 6:30 p.m. in the theatre lobby.


�€?The Shadow Box,�€? by Michael Cristofer, is about the Hospice movement in the late 1970s and portrays the feelings of families as they struggle with end-of-life issues.


In cottages on hospital grounds, we see three families face the death of a loved one. The character called �€?the interviewer�€? provides insight into the lives of these families: Joe, his wife Maggie and their teen-aged son Stephen; Brian, his lover Mark and his ex-wife Beverly ; and Felicity and her daughter Agnes.


�€?The Shadow Box�€? won a Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama and the Antoinette Perry �€?Tony Award�€? for Best Play in 1977.


The May 5 performance at the CAC is dedicated to the lives and memories of Kyle Forrey, Brother Foy, Teri Denise Moore Hidalgo and Sarah Angela Lord Sasso.


The public is asked to support the terminally ill population of Morgantown by attending the performance. Donations will be accepted at the door in lieu of ticket sales.


For more information, call Morgantown Hospice at 304-285-2777.