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Graceland and Asleep on the Wind

Two short plays written by Ellen Byron*

Katharine Cornell Theatre, 102 Filmore-Ellicott Academic Complex


GRACELAND. The place is the front entrance of Graceland, the late Elvis Presley’s Memphis mansion, the time, five o’clock in the morning, three days before the estate is to be opened to the public. Two ardent Presley fans, Bev and Rootie, are camped out before the gates, each determined to be the first to enter the sacred precincts. Bev is a bewigged, middle-aged lady with too much make-up and a brassy down-home style; Rootie is young and shy and somewhat intimidated by the raucous Bev. Wary at first, the two soon progress from dispute to shared confidences and a growing compassion that, in the end, moves the essentially warm-hearted Bev to defer the place of honor to her waif-like and touchingly sincere rival.


Friday, September 30th at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 1st t at 7:30pm

*Graceland and Asleep on the Wind are made possible by the generous support from the  Abbe Raven – Martin Tackel Student Theatre Fund


Tickets: Tickets are $5 at the door and can be purchased 1 hour before show time. For more information call 716-645-6897 or visit