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April 10, 2006

UMBC Department of Theatre presents "For a Better World" by Roland Schimmelpfennig, directed by Robert Allen

April 26 - May 6, 2006
UMBC Theatre

Media contact:
Tom Moore
Director of Arts & Culture

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For a Better World (photo by Rich Riggins)The UMBC Department of Theatre presents For a Better World by Roland Schimmelpfennig, translated by Jan Caspers and directed by Robert Allen. The production features set and costume design by Elena Zlotescu, light design by Terry Cobb, and sound design by Brian Rudell.

For a Better World (Für Eine Bessere Welt) explores the skewed reality experienced by soldiers—young men and women in uniform—doomed to remain in a state of constant warfare. The military conflict encompasses all modern warfare, the time frame for final victory is never, and the possibility of finding meaning in life outside of combat unthinkable. Beautiful and terrifying, For a Better World redefines what it means to survive a war. Roland Schimmelpfennig has been described as the hottest new playwright of his generation in Germany. His plays have been produced at the Royal Court in London, as well as throughout the rest of Europe and in Canada. This production is a North American premiere.

Wednesday, April 26, 8 pm (preview)
Thursday, April 27, 8 pm (opening night)
Friday, April 28, 8 pm
Sunday, April 30, 4 pm
Thursday, May 4, 4 pm (free for the UMBC students, faculty and staff)
Friday, May 5, 8 pm
Saturday, May 6, 8 pm

General admission: $10.00
Students and seniors: $5.00
Preview: $3.00
Box Office: or 410-752-8950

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  • From I-95 take exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the UMBC Theatre. Parking is available in The Commons Garage.
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Posted by tmoore at April 10, 2006 4:39 PM