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NEW VOICES, NEW STORIES: A Celebration of Student Playwrights (Opening Night)

Event Start Date: April 16, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Event End Date: April 24, 2015 - 10 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: McCormack Theatre, 2nd Floor, McCormack Hall
Event Cost: UMass Boston students: $10; General admission: $15

The UMass Boston Performing Arts Department continues its year-long festival by producing two new one-act plays written by recent alumni under the direction of guest artist Courtney O’Connor.

The Ontology Ward centers on a Rhode Island bar owner contesting the claim of his cousin, a transgender woman, on the family estate, which has historically been entailed to a male heir. Pete Riesenberg '12 poses questions of identity, legitimacy, and elitism in this witty and contentious drama. In Argyles, Cat Roberts '14 explores themes of miscommunication, prejudice, and violence through a series of intense scenes in which characters’ wildly different perceptions of a situation have tragic results.

Other Performance Dates

Friday, April 17: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 18: 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22: 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 23: 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 24: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, Subscriptions, and Group Rates

UMass Boston students: $10
General admission: $15

Tickets are available online and at the door.

More Information
Tanya Williams, Performing Arts Department
617.287.5640

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.