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November 7, 2002

UMBC Department of Theatre Presents
An Evening of Adultery, Two One-Act Plays by George Bernard Shaw:
Overruled and Passion, Poison & Petrifaction

The UMBC Department of Theatre presents An Evening of Adultery, two one-act plays by George Bernard Shaw: Overruled and Passion, Poison & Petrifaction, on the ironies of infidelity. Both plays are directed by Colette Searls.

Bored by countless treatments of adultery on the European stage, Bernard Shaw offered Overruled as his own "demonstration." What might happen if two married couples, caught red-handed, try to duke it out in a proper honest chat? From the opposite site of the Shavian brain, we present Passion, Poison & Petrifaction as its wayward companion. A parody of tragic melodrama, this "tomfoolery" unleashes the romance of love and vengeance with no such civilized restraint. The production features the work of Elena Zlotescu as costume & scenic designer, Terry Cobb as lighting and sound designer, Lynn Watson as vocal and dialect coach, and Greggory Schraven and technical director.

Thursday, November 21st at 8 pm (preview)
Friday, November 22nd at 8 pm (opening night)
Saturday, November 23rd at 8 pm
Sunday, November 24th at 4 pm
Thursday, December 5th at 4 pm (a free showing for the UMBC campus community)
Friday, December 6th at 8 pm
Saturday, December 7th at 8 pm
Sunday, December 8th at 4 pm

$10 general admission, $8 UMBC faculty and staff, $5 students, and $3 for the preview.
Ticket proceeds benefit the Department of Theatre Scholarship Fund.
Theatre Box Office: 410-455-2476

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Posted by dwinds1 at November 7, 2002 12:00 AM