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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
Contact: Thomas Moore
Director of Arts & Culture
Note: You may view or download this release as a pdf file.
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.
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
$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.
Public information: (24 hour recorded message): 410-455-ARTS
Media inquiries only: 410-455-3370
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Posted by tmoore at September 27, 2006 1:26 PM