"Road" presented by the IPFW Department of Theatre

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily from February 19, 2016 until February 21, 2016

Daily from February 25, 2016 until February 27, 2016

Location: Studio Theatre in Kettler Hall

Phone: 481-6551

Link: http://www.ipfw.edu/vpa/theatre

Event Description

April 7, 2015 Updated Apr 7, 2015 at 10:15 AM EDT

by Jim Cartwright
Directed by Bev Redman
Studio Theatre in Kettler Hall
February 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 2016 8:00 p.m.
February 21, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Sign language interpreted performance - Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016

Under the guidance of the rum-soaked wild boy, Scullery, the audience is taken on a tour of a scruffy, depressed Road in a small Lancashire town in the north of England. Moving from street corner to living room, from bedroom to kitchen, we meet the young, middle-aged, and old inhabitants of this poverty stricken, working-class area during the government of Margaret Thatcher. Glimpsing at the bawdy, hilarious, deprived lives of these socially and emotionally wretched characters, this magically uncomfortable play is sharp, sad, funny, bitter, and angry. In a poll conducted by the Royal National Theatre, Road was voted the 36th best play of the 20th century. Contains adult language and subject matter.

"Beneath the gags, the playwright's rumbling sense of lost dignity resulting from unemployment, chauvinism, or from simply getting paralytically pissed, gives this stunning play a perceptive and frightening reality." - City Limits

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