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Wilkes University Theatre Senior Simone Hanna Presents Original Play “Words Better Left Unsaid” on Feb. 27

Simone Hanna Theatre Capstone FlierSome words are better left unsaid. Sometimes, though, those are exactly the words that should take center stage. On Friday, February 27, they will, when Wilkes University senior Simone Hanna, of Waldorf, Md., presents her senior theater capstone. An original play written by her, “Words Left Unsaid” will be performed in the Black Box Theatre of the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts for two performances, at 4 and 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, though seating is limited.

 “Words Better Left Unsaid” is a short play about a young woman contemplating suicide, equal parts heartbreaking and inspiring. “I felt compelled to write something relatable to audience members who may recognize suicidal signs in their peers, or to give a voice to someone who needs help and may not know where to look or who to ask,” Hanna, who is from Waldorf, Md., said. “I wanted to do this subject matter for my capstone because I believe that everyone and every topic has a voice. This is an extremely serious topic to me, and holds a place in my life for personal reasons that are my own.”

 In addition to writing the play, Hanna is also the co-director and stage manager.  Fellow Wilkes students James Daly and John Clifford serve as co-director and lighting designer respectively, and the cast comprises students Taylor Lamerand, Gianna Chase, Margaret Roarty and Shaun Pierre. Theater majors at Wilkes University all present capstone work.