Independence Day at Happy Meadows by M.F.A. playwright Laura King is a quirky comedy about a band of elderly women who plan to break out of their nursing home ala The Great Escape has been developed at Hollins in collaboration with the great Bob Moss and been showcased as part of the Discovery Reading Series and last year’s Playwright’s Festival. It was written specifically for community theatre audiences and we are proud to partner with our own local community theatre, Showtimers, for this world premiere of the final draft of the play. Showtimers Community Theatre (http://www.showtimers.org/index.html) 2067 McVitty Rd., S.W., Roanoke, VA 24018, June 25-28 at 8 p.m, June 29 at 2 pm. Advance tickets available at 540-774-2660 as well as sales at the door for each performance.