Theatre Department presents Obie Award-Winning Dark Comedy

The Penn State Berks Department of Theatre will present an Obie award-winning dark comedy, which cannot be named due to Dramatists Play Service, Inc. amateur leasing restrictions, on November 6, 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2014 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, November 16, at 2 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for Penn State faculty and staff with ID, and $5 for Penn State students with ID.

James N. Brown, Instructor of Theatre, will direct this production, which received the Obie Award for Best New American Play and was a finalist for the Pulitzer and Susan Smith Blackburn Prizes. The play deals with contemporary issues in a satirical manner, and has been described as ?compelling comic drama? by theatre critics.
The cast includes Penn State Berks Theatre majors Arielle Smith, Christopher Crawford, Julia Elberfeld, and Brandon Reimer, and as well as Adam Kissinger, a graduate of Kutztown University and working artist in the Reading area.

Other Theatre majors working on the production include Soleil Widman, stage manager; Anthony Murano, assistant stage manager; Arielle Smith, sound designer; and Christopher Crawford, costume designer. The crew is rounded out by Berks Theatre alumna Stefanie Thomas, production manager; Jason Bolen, a professional scenic designer based in New York City; and Christopher Connelly, Instructor in Theatre and lighting guest artist, who is also employed as an Associate with CenterStage Lighting and Rigging in Allentown.

For more information or to reserve tickets, please call the Box Office at 610-396-6371.

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre provides students with a solid foundation to become successful theatre artists and effective theatre educators. The degree program also trains students in the skills to become effective communicators and professional program managers.