“Death Takes a Holiday" at Asbury College

WILMORE, KY— The Asbury College theatre and cinema performance program presents Death Takes a Holiday Feb. 22-24 and March 1-3.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Doddridge-Holland Theatre on Asbury College’s campus, except for the March 2 performance, which starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the bookstore, switchboard or by calling the theatre and cinema performance box office (859)858-3511 ext. 3207.

This play, which inspired the movie Meet Joe Black, imagines the possibilities of life without death. In the play, Death decides to take a vacation from his usual business to see why mortals fear him. He poses as Prince Sirki and spends three days with Duke Lambert and his guests. Although women are attracted to the “prince,” all but Grazia sense his sinister nature and shy away. On Death’s vacation, he discovers what life is all about.