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@the Mandell Weiss FORUM STUDIO

RED STATE BLUE GRASS

by Josh Tobiessen (MFA ‘07)
Directed by Sarah Rasmussen

Answering the call of a young idealist’s website, five disenchanted Americans start their own country in the mountains of Kentucky.  What begins as a peaceful commune with exciting possibilities soon devolves into hilarious mayhem as each member connives to create a personal utopia.

WILDFLOWER

by Lila Rose Kaplan (MFA ‘08)
Directed by Lori Petermann

Crested Butte is the wildflower capital of Colorado.    When 15-year-old Randolph and his mother Erica arrive, they are thrust into a summer of botany and sexual awakening.

OPENS: Wednesday, 4/18 at 8pm
Saturday, 4/21 at 8pm
Tuesday, 4/24 at 8pm
Saturday, 4/28 at 2pm
Saturday, 4/28 at 8pm
OPENS: Friday, 4/20 at 8pm
Saturday, 4/21 at 2pm
Wednesday, 4/25 at 8pm
Thursday, 4/26 at 8pm
Friday, 4/27 at 8pm


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@ 157 Galbraith Theatre
(GH 157)

@ Molli and Arthur Wagner Dance Bldg,
Studio III

NEAR EAST

by Alex Lewin (MFA ‘08)
Directed by Gerardo Jose Ruiz

An American archaeologist in search of the holiest of ancient scripturesis joined by an Arab feminist scholar, her secretly gay brother, and the ghost of a precocious Egyptian boy.

FREEDOM, NY

by Jennifer Barclay (MFA ‘09)
A one-act directed by Isis Misdary

In the year following a brutal school shooting, Justice Mayflower keeps her 12-year-old granddaughter, Portia, safe at home in their garden. But then enters their new neighbor -- a joyful young Mexican, carrying a coffin.

OPENS: Saturday, 4/21 at 8pm
Monday, 4/23 at 8pm
Wednesday, 4/25 at 8pm
Thursday, 4/26 at 8pm
Friday, 4/27 at 8pm
Saturday, 4/28 at 8 pm
OPENS: Friday, 4/20 at 8pm
Saturday, 4/21 at 8pm
Thursday, 4/26 at 8pm
Friday, 4/27 at 8pm
Saturday, 4/28 at 2pm
Saturday, 4/28 at 8pm

 

Our MFA productions are joined for the first time this season by a staged reading of a new play from the winner of the first national Baldwin Playwriting Competition for Undergraduate Students:

IN SEARCH OF A BETTER LIFE WITH ELVIS

By Brown University Freshman, Kato McNickle
A staged-reading directed by Nadine George-Graves

A girl hears an ancient voice calling ‘Memphis’ so she heads off to Memphis, Tennessee.  The thing is, the voice meant Memphis, Egypt.  Off-track from the get-go, Jezzy begins a mission to make peace with her deceased father, an African-American Elvis impersonator who lost his true identity.
Saturday, April 28th at 10:00 am
157 Galbraith Theatre (GH 157)

meet the playwrights Alex Lewin > Click for Bio Jennifer Barclay > Click for Bio Lila Rose > Click for Bio Josh Tobiessen > Click for Bio

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