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Thursday, Mar, 30 - Sunday, Apr 9, 2023

7:30 — 10:00 pm





Written by Sarah Kane
Directed by Antonio Ocampo-Guzman
Scenic, Lighting, & Projection Design by Oliver Wason
Associate Lighting Designer Makenna Harnden (’24)
Costume Design by Cassandra Queen
Sound Design by Emily Krane
Production Stage Manager Rose Mancuso
Assistant Stage Manager Casey Benzing

Performance Dates: March 30 – April 9
Thursday March 30 @ 7:30pm
Friday March 31 @ 8:00pm
Saturday April 1 @ 8:00pm
Sunday April 2 @ 8:00pm

Tuesday April 4 @ 7:30pm
Wednesday April 5 @ 7:30pm
Thursday April 6 @ 7:30pm
Friday April 7th @ 8:00pm – ASL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE
Saturday April 8th @ 8:00pm
Sunday April 9th @ 2:00pm – ASL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE

Sarah Kane’s radical reworking of Seneca’s classical tragedy of incest and unrequited lust is a bold and provocative revisioning set amidst some of the nastiest moments of the current British monarchy. One of the exponents of “in-yer-face” theatre, Kane was only 24 when she wrote this brief play as a commission for the Gate Theatre in London, but she already understood despair acutely. She was a tormented soul who wrote simply and bluntly about the world she saw around her, a world where violence and love were intertwined. She did what no one in her time managed to do: she spoke the unspeakable, delivering a brutal black comedy, a savage farce that challenges us to consider what is truly meaningful in our lives.

“Sarah Kane’s writing is both daring and accomplished” – Time Out

“Pure theatre or rather impure theatre: dirty, alarming, dangerous.” – Observer

CONTENT WARNING: This production includes graphic and explicit language with references to sex, incest, rape, suicide, and murder as well as some depictions of violence.

ATMOSPHERIC WARNING: This production includes the use of water based theatrical haze, water based theatrical fog, flashing/strobing lights, and loud noises.

This performance will run approximately 75 minutes and will not have an intermission.
All performances are in-person, live in the Studio Theatre in Curry Student Center (Second Level / First Floor – next to the indoor quad above the food court).
General seating (no assigned seating).
No late seating.
No re-admission during performance.
House opens approximately 20 minutes before performance time. We encourage audience members to arrive to the theatre at least 15 minutes before the performance in order to find the theatre and select seats.
No photography or video recording during performances.

For students: $5.00
For non-students: $10.00