Coe theatre addresses contemporary American politics in "A Bright Room Called Day"
Rod Pritchard, Secretary of the College
(319) 399-8605 or email@example.com
2017-03-30 07:26:44 - General
|Coe students Sarah Schmitt (left, as Agnes Eggling) and Emily Lefrancois (as Annabella Gotchling) are featured in the Coe College Theatre Arts production of "A Bright Room Called Day."|
The Coe College Department of Theatre Arts will address issues that mirror contemporary American politics in "A Bright Room Called Day" April 7-9 and 13-15 in Dows Theatre. Each performance will begin at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of the Sunday, April 9 show, which starts at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at coe.edu/boxoffice, at the door, or by calling the Coe College Box Office at 319-399-8600, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Featuring an all-student cast, "A Bright Room Called Day" is written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Angels in America," Tony Kushner, and directed by Theatre Professor Dennis Barnett. The play follows a group of leftist artists living in Berlin in 1932 as they joke about, agonize over and generally disbelieve the rising popularity of a man named Hitler.
Alarming in its timeliness, the play drives the point home by including the perspective of a contemporary character, as she and the German characters struggle with how people's lives are affected by the reality of fascism.
For more information, call 319-399-8600 or visit theatre.coe.edu.