This year's spring play presented by the St. Andrew's-Sewanee Performing Arts Department will be an award-winning title from one of the top playwrights of middle and high school theatre in the United States, Cherie Bennett. The play is Zink: the Myth, the Legend, the Zebra. It will be presented at 7:30 PM on May 3rd and 4th and 2 PM Sunday, May 5th in the McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts. Don't let the title fool you. Yes, there are comedic moments. But there is also serious drama, with the stakes becoming higher as the play progresses."

ABOUT THE PLAY: Commissioned by First Stage Milwaukee, Zink is about true courage in the face of unpredictable predators. In an age where too many are quick to confront fears and differences with senseless violence, Zink exemplifies the importance of tolerance and acceptance. Imaginative, funny, and heartbreaking, this allegory features a pre-teen girl (Becky) and a herd of talking African zebras whom she meets when she is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. The zebras include street-smart Ice Z, wise and grandmotherly Mama Zeke, and pompous Zilch, along with Shlep, a furry green monkey who's certain he's also a zebra. The zebras recount to Becky their legend of Zink, a mythical polka-dotted zebra once an outcast but later a hero. As Becky's condition worsens and she is mistreated by some classmates, she zaps back and forth between real life and the zebra world, until the shattering, breathtaking, and uplifting climax. This play is suitable for ages 8 and up. Tickets should be pre-ordered.