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September 27, 2006

UMBC Department of Theatre presents
Problem Child by George F. Walker, directed by Colette Searls

October 17-22, 2006
UMBC Theatre

Contact: Thomas Moore
Director of Arts & Culture
410-455-3370
tmoore@umbc.edu

Note: You may view or download this release as a pdf file.

The UMBC Department of Theatre presents Problem Child by George F. Walker, directed by Colette Searls at the UMBC Theatre from October 17 to 22.

Denise and R.J. want their baby back. Holed up in a cheap motel, they impatiently await a social worker's verdict while fending off the antics of a drunken innkeeper. With a wink to Jerry Springer, this strangely twisted comedy exposes the human desperation behind class prejudice and questions the reach of social control.

George F. Walker is one of Canada's most prolific playwrights, and also one of the most widely produced Canadian dramatists both in Canada and internationally. His screen credits include Due South, The Newsroom and This is Wonderland. In 1997, he published a cycle of six new plays, including Problem Child, all of which take place in the same suburban motel room.

The production features set design by Daniel Ettinger, costume design by Celestine Ranney-Howes, light and sound design by Terry Cobb and movement coaching by Wendy Salkind.

Performances
Tuesday, October 17, 8 pm (preview)
Wednesday, October 18, 8 pm (opening night)
Thursday, October 19, 4 pm (free for the UMBC campus community)
Friday, October 20, 5 pm (special performance for UMBC alumni)
Saturday, October 21, 8 pm
Sunday, October 22, 4 pm

Admission
$10 general admission; $5 students and seniors; $3 for the preview.
The performance on Thursday, October 19th is free for the UMBC campus community.
Tickets are available through MissionTix at www.missiontix.com or by calling MissionTix at 410-752-8950.

Telephone
Public information: (24 hour recorded message): 410-455-ARTS
Tickets: 410-752-8950
Media inquiries only: 410-455-3370

Web
UMBC Arts website: http://www.umbc.edu/arts
Tickets: http://www.missiontix.com/
Online News Releases: http://www.umbc.edu/news

Directions
• 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.
• Visitor parking is available in the Commons Garage. Visitor parking regulations are enforced on all University calendar days. Hilltop Circle and all campus roadways require a parking permit unless otherwise marked.
Online campus map: http://www.umbc.edu/aboutumbc/campusmap/

Images for Media
High resolution images for media are available online:
http://www.umbc.edu/newsevents/arts/hi-res/
or by email or postal mail.

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Posted by tmoore at September 27, 2006 1:26 PM