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2019 – 2020 Season

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Girls on a Dirt Pile

By Susan McCully

Directed by Eve Muson

Black Box Theatre
Performing Arts and Humanities Building 

Thursday, November 21st, 8pm
Friday, November 22nd, 8pm
Saturday, November 23rd, 8pm
Sunday, November 24th, 2pm**
Friday, December 6th, 8pm
Saturday, December 7th, 8pm
Sunday, December 8th, 2pm**

 

In keeping with our tradition of producing New Ways and New Plays, Girls on A Dirt Pile is a provocative premiere that tackles events ripped-from-the-headlines. The myth of Demeter and Persephone is a frame on which McCully hangs the tough questions: what happens to all the girls violated by #metoo villains?  Can they rise up against their oppressors? Are we doomed to repeat the sins of misogyny, or is liberation and parity possible? Equal parts low comedy and dystopian drama, McCully sends-up patriarchy with her trademark irony and wit.

Content Warning: This play contains allusions to sexual violence, discussions of violence, and involves choreographed depictions of both.

Tickets: $15 General Admission and $10 Student and Senior tickets available online (TBA).  Some tickets will be available at the box office one hour before performances.

**Complimentary tickets will be available for UMBC students for the 2pm matinee performances. These tickets will become available online Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at NOON.

All ticket sales benefit the UMBC Department of Theatre Scholarship fund.

Tickets can be purchased online here.

NOTE: Ticket holder must present their ticket at least 10 minutes prior to performance; all seats unclaimed at that time will be released for resale.

For Questions about acquiring tickets and general Box Office concerns, you can email theatre@umbc.edu or contact the theatre main office by phone at 410-455-2917. You can find our Ticket Policies here.

Gwyneth

Directed by Chelsea Pace

Black Box Theatre
Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Thursday, March 26th, 8pm
Friday, March 27th, 8pm
Saturday, March 28th, 8pm
Friday, April 3rd, 8pm
Saturday, April 4th, 8pm
Sunday, April 5th, 2pm**

Gwyneth digs into how “Wellness” has come to mean wealthy, white, thinness, how Self-Care became commodified, and the purposes and pitfalls of “influencer culture.”

Tickets: $15 General Admission and $10 Student and Senior tickets available online (TBA).  Some tickets will be available at the box office one hour before performances.

**Complimentary tickets will be available for UMBC students for the 2pm matinee performances. These tickets will become available online Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 at NOON.

All ticket sales benefit the UMBC Department of Theatre Scholarship fund.

Tickets can be purchased online here.

NOTE: Ticket holder must present their ticket at least 10 minutes prior to performance; all seats unclaimed at that time will be released for resale.

For Questions about acquiring tickets and general Box Office concerns, you can email theatre@umbc.edu or contact the theatre main office by phone at 410-455-2917. You can find our Ticket Policies here.

Trouble In Mind

By Alice Childress

Directed by Gerrad Taylor

Proscenium Theatre
Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Thursday, April 30th, 8pm
Friday, May 1st, 8pm
Saturday, May 2nd, 8pm
Sunday, May 3rd, 2pm**

A scathing indictment of racism in American commercial theatre, Trouble in Mind tells the story of Wiletta Mayer, an African-American actress cast in a supposedly “progressive” play about racism by a white male author—it turns out to be anything but progressive, both in terms of its script and rehearsal environment (Historymattersbacktothefuture.com, 2019).

Permission granted by FLORA ROBERTS, INC, 275 Seventh Ave., 26th Floor, New York, NY 10001. All inquiries concerning rights to the Play shall be addressed to the above or to SDOffice@dandkartists.com.

Tickets: $15 General Admission and $10 Student and Senior tickets available online (TBA).  Some tickets will be available at the box office one hour before performances.

**Complimentary tickets will be available for UMBC students for the 2pm matinee performances. These tickets will become available online Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 at NOON.

All ticket sales benefit the UMBC Department of Theatre Scholarship fund.

Tickets can be purchased online here.

NOTE: Ticket holder must present their ticket at least 10 minutes prior to performance; all seats unclaimed at that time will be released for resale.

For Questions about acquiring tickets and general Box Office concerns, you can email theatre@umbc.edu or contact the theatre main office by phone at 410-455-2917. You can find our Ticket Policies here.