University Theatre's 80th season continues with Charles Mee's "Under Construction," a play that explores the controversial issues that define and deconstruct what it means to be American, March 21-23 and 26-28 at 8 p.m. in the Cellar Theatre with a matinee performance March 24 at 2:30 p.m.
"Under Construction" is part of American playwright and historian Charles Mee's "the (re)making project," an online resource that strives to rearticulate historical narratives via performance research. Mee's project encourages directors to freely pillage his plays as he has "pillaged the structures and contents of Euripides and Brecht and stuff out of Soap Opera Digest," engaging in a process of making and remaking challenging works of theatre.
Directed by C.A. Farris, a doctoral candidate in the department of theatre and film studies, this production of "Under Construction" incorporates original poetry, a women's barbershop quartet, experimental movement and a medley of humorous and provocative scenes that explore historical and up-to-date questions about who and what constitutes the American public.
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