‘Waiting for the Paint to Dry’ production set at Covenant College
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Covenant College’s Drama Association presents a journey into a somber world of mental disabilities through the depiction of one man’s struggle to protect his autistic brother.

Following the story of two brothers, Campbell and Ernest, “Waiting for the Paint to Dry,” is a heart-wrenching tale of decisions and their consequences. Set in present day small town America, the show paints an accurate picture of the stresses one faces trying to balance personal life while caring for someone else.

Written and directed by Covenant alumnae, Kathryn Jenkins, “Waiting for the Paint to Dry” seeks to answer the question: “Is love enough in a nonromantic relationship?”

Jenkins hopes the show will, “help us with our compassion towards those who are in really tough situations. They have tough choices to make, and the show helps develop some sympathy and empathy when they make some of the wrong choices.”

This production is primarily student led. Headed up by President Ann Jones, Covenant students organize everything from set, lights, costuming, and publicity.

“Waiting for the Paint to Dry” opens in Sanderson Auditorium at Covenant College with a preview on Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the preview are $3 and can be bought at the door. Performances run Nov. 15, 16 and 22 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 23 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and go on sale November 4. They are available at the door or can be reserved online at: boxoffice@covenant.edu or by calling 706-419-1051.