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New World tackles a Pulitzer winner's early play

Lanford Wilson, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Talley's Folly, wrote The Rimers of Eldritch in 1967. Forty-one years later, the high school theater division at Miami's New World School of the Arts is winding up its mainstage season with a production of this mysterious work.

Rimers Directed by James Randolph and featuring senior Jesse Bookman (right) as small-town resident Skelly Manor, the play is set in a community so small that it's almost a ghost town -- one full of scapegoats, victims and outcasts.

The Rimers of Eldritch will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday.  A reception at the New World Gallery after Friday's performance honors Congreswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Tickets are $12 (students and seniors pay $5).  Performances are in the Louise O. Gerritts Theatre at New World, 25 NE Second St., Miami.  Call 305-237-3541 or visit New World's web site for more information.