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by Sam Shepard
October 20-24, 2004

Photo: Damon Meledones

The Department of Theatre presents Action, a rarely performed play by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and film actor Sam Shepard, directed by Colette Searls. Action takes you right into the living room of a post-apocalyptic holiday. Liza, Lupe, Jeep and Shooter are trapped in a cold, isolated cabin after a mysterious “crisis.” Time has passed since the days of mass-media and indoor plumbing and they are struggling to pull off a holiday meal. Limited food, an uncertain future and overwhelming boredom begin to take their toll with disturbing and absurd results. In this hilarious marriage between the realistic and bizarre, Shepard offers a stirring look at the unplugged American mind.

Direction: Colette Searls
Set/Costume Design: Elena Zlotescu
Light/Sound Design: Terry Cobb
Vocal Direction: Wendy Salkind

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