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October 6, 2009

UMBC Department of Theatre Presents Kiss Kiss: An Evening of Magical Realism

The Frog Prince by David Mamet and The Winged Man by José Rivera

Directed by Eve Muson

October 21 - 25, 2009
UMBC Theatre

Contact: Thomas Moore
Director of Arts & Culture

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The Winged Man - Photo by Rich RigginsThe Department of Theatre presents Kiss Kiss: An Evening of Magical Realism, featuring two short plays--The Frog Prince by David Mamet and The Winged Man by José Rivera--directed by Eve Muson. The production features scenery and costume design by Elena Zlotescu, and lighting and sound design by Enoch Chan.

These two visually arresting and poetic plays ruminate on the nature of beauty, faith and fidelity, asking what it means to hold onto one's beliefs, and what it takes to let them go. In The Frog Prince, David Mamet spins a comic tale of an arrogant prince serving time as an amphibian. In Academy Award nominee José Rivera's The Winged Man, the only thing we know for certain is that Daysi is pregant. Was the baby conceived with the mystical "Winged Man," as she insists?

About the Director, Eve Muson
Eve Muson is an assistant professor of theatre at UMBC, where she teaches acting, directing and other performance courses. She is a professional stage director and theatre educator, and her particular research interests include collaborative playmaking, the development and production of new works, the adaptation of mythological and archetypal stories in contemporary settings, and theatre for young audiences. She most recently held the position of director of the Olney Theatre Institute, the educational and community outreach arm of Olney Theatre Center. From 1991 to 2007, she was an assistant professor at Boston University's School of Theatre. She has directed new plays at Boston Playwrights Theatre, dozens of original plays for young audiences at American Stage Festival (New Hampshire), and Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Craig Lucas's Blue Window). She was twice cited for Outstanding Direction by the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival. She holds a BFA in production and an MFA in direction from Boston University.

Wednesday, October 21st, 8 pm (preview)
Thursday, October 22nd, 4 pm (free performance for the UMBC campus community)
Friday, October 23rd, 8 pm (opening night)
Saturday, October 24th, 8 pm
Sunday, October 25th, 4 pm

$10 general admission; $5 students and seniors; $3 for the preview.
The performance on Thursday, October 22nd is free for the UMBC campus community.
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Metamorphoses - Photo by Rich Riggins

Posted by tmoore at October 6, 2009 9:32 AM