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Piedmont College Theatre takes its audience on a quest through the play 'Still Life with Iris'
Performances will be April 6-9 at Swanson Center Black Box Theater in Demorest
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Director John F. Speigel talks to Breken Watts, Zach Grizzle, Chelsea Gittens, Rachel Danford and Marion Mealor as they rehearse a scene from the upcoming production of ‘Still Life with Iris.’ The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 6-8 and 2 p.m. April 9 in the Swanson Center Black Box Theater in Demorest.

'Still Life with Iris'

When: 7:30 p.m. April 6–8 and 2 p.m. April 9

Where: Swanson Center Black Box Theater, 365 College Drive, Demorest

Cost: $5 and free for Piedmont faculty, staff and students

More info: 706-778-8500 ext. 1355, or

Theater patrons can delve into the magical land of Nocturno as they watch Piedmont College Theatre present “Still Life with Iris.”

Penned by award-winning playwright Stephen Dietz, “Still Life with Iris” chronicles a young girl’s quest to regain her memory and with it her home.

In Nocturno, all the things one sees by day are made by the nightly citizens, while the rest of the world sleeps.

The Elders of the magical land are determined to have the best of everything, including Iris as their model daughter. In order to keep her by their side, the Elders steal Iris’s coat, the item where all citizens of Nocturno store their memories.

With only a single button left from her memory coat, Iris sets out to rediscover her past and herself. Through a series of encounters with new friends, she is able to seek and discover her past, as well as reveal a wonderful secret which changes her future.

“In this play, Iris is on a quest to find family, home, a sense of belonging and the meaning of perfection. It is a journey with which we can all relate,” director John F. Spiegel said. “Although this is a Theatre for Young Audiences show, I consider it a ‘Theatre For All’ piece. Children and adults alike will love Iris and her determination, as well as the wild cast of characters she encounters along the way.”

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. April 6–8 and 2 p.m. April 9 in the Swanson Center Black Box Theater, 365 College Drive, in Demorest.

Tickets are $5. Piedmont faculty, staff and students are admitted free. Tickets may be ordered online at or by calling 706-778-8500 ext. 1355.

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