UCA Theatre will present Mr. Marmalade by Noah Haidle at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11, in the Bridges/Larson Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center on the UCA campus, 201 Donaghey, in Conway.

Lucy, a 4 year-old, is left alone far too many times by her mother.

Her only desire is to have tea with her imaginary friend, Mr. Marmalade, but he’s too busy at the office.

This dark comedy explores the way children absorb adult issues and what it takes for them to grow up in these troubled times. A 2005 Off-Broadway hit, Mr. Marmalade is recommended for adult audiences only.

The play is under the direction of associate professor, Dr. Kevin T. Browne with set design by associate professor, Shauna C. Meador. Costume design is by Eriko Terao with lighting design by Josh Anderson, both UCA Theatre students.

The play will be UCA Theatre’s entry in the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and will be viewed by an independent respondent who could recommend the production be included for possible selection to the KCACTF Region VI festival to be held at the University of Oklahoma in February, 2012.

Tickets for Mr. Marmalade are $10 each for the general public and two free with a current UCA I.D. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made by calling UCA Ticket Central at 501-450-3265. 

Further information is available by calling 501-450-5092 or visiting the UCA Theatre web site at www.uca.edu/theatre.