Ruppert to stage two-act play

Tim Ruppert, a Slippery Rock University English instructor, will stage his two-act play, "The Consorts," April 7-17 at Duquesne University. The play is being directed by John Lane.

Set in 16th century England, the play centers on archbishop Thomas Cranmer who is facing a fiery execution. But when fate offers him an escape, Cranmer must choose between life and death - as well as between the ghosts of Queens Anne Boleyn and Katherine of Aragon, both of whom want his soul.