Penn State Altoona to present the play 'Love and Whiskey' Oct. 27-29

ALTOONA, Pa. — Penn State Altoona will present the play "Love and Whiskey" from Oct. 27-29 in the Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 27 and 28, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. Tickets are $5 for Penn State Altoona students and $7 for general admission. Children under age 12 are free and should be accompanied by an adult.

"Love and Whiskey" is set in North Carolina during the Great Depression. The story revolves around Lucy Mae, a woman in her 30s striving to become the woman she wants to be. This bittersweet drama was written by Allyson Currin and developed through Charter Theatre Company and Shenandoah International Playwright Retreat.

Naomi Baker, instructor in theatre and integrative arts and director of the production, recently noted she is “dedicated to bringing stories to the stage that will expand our understanding of ourselves and our culture from different points of view. This play seeks to give a very personal and unique look into the effects of this huge economic and social issue, to bring it down to a very human level to which we can all, hopefully, relate.”

Tickets for "Love and Whiskey" may be purchased at the box office, open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and before and during all performances. For more information, call the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at 814-949-5452 or visit