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April 3, 2004

UMBC Theatre presents Female Transport

The UMBC Department of Theatre presents Female Transport by Steve Gooch, directed by Christopher Owens. The play runs from April 22nd through May 7th at the UMBC Theatre.

It’s 1807 and the petty crimes of a hundred women have resulted in their forced transportation to the British penal colony of Australia. What begins as a riotous group of disparate cellmates transforms during the six month sea journey to a tough, unified matriarchal society—ready to change the wild land they are about to inhabit into a more just place than the England they left behind. As songs of the period punctuate and underscore the action, these women strive to prove themselves more civilized below deck than their male captors above. Female Transport features original music by Ron Barnett, scenic design by William T. Brown, costume design by Karen Murphy, lighting and sound design by Terry Cobb, and vocal and dialect direction by Lynn Watson. (Design credit: Evan Wiegand.)

Thursday, April 22 at 8 pm (preview)
Friday, April 23 at 8 pm (opening night)
Sunday, April 25 at 4 pm
Thursday, April 29 at 4 pm
Friday, April 30 at 8 pm
Saturday, May 1 at 8 pm
Sunday, May 2 at 4 pm

$10 general admission
$5 students
$3 for the preview
The performance on Thursday, March 11th, is free to the UMBC campus community.
Ticket proceeds benefit the Department of Theatre Scholarship Fund.
Theatre Box Office: 410-455-2476

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From Baltimore and points north, proceed south on I-95 to exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Theatre.

From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the roundabout intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road. Turn left and follow signs to the Theatre.

From Washington and points south, proceed north on I-95 to Exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Theatre.

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Posted by dwinds1 at April 3, 2004 12:00 AM