Faculty members to portray Civil War spies


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two University of Louisville theatre department faculty members who plan to retire later this year will portray Civil War spies in their final performance on campus.

    Lundeana Thomas, director of UofL’s African American Theatre program, and Rinda Frye, theatre department chair, both have lead roles in Carolyn Gage’s play “Mason-Dixon,” which runs March 27-29 at Thrust Theatre, 2314 S. Floyd St.

    Based on the true story of Elizabeth Van Lew and Mary Bowser, the play explores the relationship between two Union spies — one black and a former slave, the other white and a former slave owner — who meet again after 30 years.

    Tickets are $10. Proceeds from the play will be used for an upcoming theatre arts student cultural exchange trip to Singapore. All performances are at 8 p.m.

    For more information, call Thomas at 502-852-8443. For tickets, see louisville.edu/theatrearts/.

    Erica Walsh
    Erica Walsh is the marketing director for the Office of Communications and Marketing. Her job lets her share UofL’s good news in all avenues of communications including UofL Magazine, advertising, content marketing and branding. Walsh joined UofL in 2014 after previously serving as the public relations specialist at Indiana University Southeast. Prior to her career in higher education communications she was an award-winning newspaper reporter. Red is one of her favorite colors and it’s a good thing, too, because she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Western Kentucky University and her master’s in communication from UofL.