Cathy Springfield, director for performing arts, wanted Grissmer to direct the play, as well as make it the initial performance in the Players’ new theater in the Gallagher Student Center. Grissmer declined both requests, but is returning to campus for the performance. He will attend a special dinner before the Nov. 16 show. Tickets for the dinner are $25.
The Players’ grand opening for the new theater will instead be A Midwinter’s Tale, by Kenneth Branagh on April 17.
Grissmer will take a videotape of the performances, which will include the return of several former Xavier Players, and shop it around to theaters in New York City.