UMass Boston Performing Arts’ Theatre Arts is proud to present the Spring 2018 mainstage production: Nothing is the End of the World (except for the end of the world) by Bekah Brunstetter. Brunstetter, currently a co-producer of NBC’s This is Us, uses her 2013 comedy/drama to question “what makes us human” in a world of ever-improving technology.
Set in a New York City charter school, Stanzi Potenza and Joshua Robinson play artificially intelligent beings getting a less-than friendly reception from the junior class – and all of them are put under the microscope by an exploitive reality show filming in the halls.
Directed by Michael Fennimore, Nothing is the End of the World (except for the end of the world) opens April 5 in the University Hall Theatre for seven performances. Shows are April 5, 6, 7 and 11, 12, 13 at 7:30 pm, with a 2 pm matinee on April 7. Students and alumni tickets are $10, general public $15.
Tickets are available in advance HERE.
The cast is comprised of Potenza and Robinson, and Abbey Bates, Caroline Clancy, Ng Ee Pfen, Heaven Salgado, Jake Swift, Hector Toledo Jr. as members of the junior class, with Christopher Joazard as the ominous “voice” of the reality show director. Quentin Bell ’19, is undertaking his first go as costume designer, under the mentorship of Rafael Jaen. Anthony Phelps is designing a multi-level set as the theatre is transformed to a proscenium configuration.