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APO presents SLACKS AND TOPS BY Harry Kondolean & NOT DRAWN TO SCALE by Hunter Steinitz (’17)

October 12–14 @ 7:30 p.m. & October 15 @ 2:30 p.m.


Slacks and Tops offers a unique perspective on the traditional American family, through zany and off-beat humor. Not Drawn to Scale tells the story of growing up different. It’s about overcoming life’s challenges to accept what makes someone beautiful.

 

EURYDICE by Sarah Ruhl.

November 30–December 2 @ 7:30 p.m. & December 3 @ 2:30 p.m.


Eurydice retells the myth of Orpheus from the perspective of Eurydice, his wife. The story focuses on Eurydice's choice to return to earth with Orpheus or to stay in the underworld with her father (a character created by Ruhl). Ruhl made several changes to the original myth's story-line. The most noticeable of these changes was that in the myth Orpheus succumbs to his desires and looks back at Eurydice, while in Ruhl's version Eurydice calls out to Orpheus (causing him to look back) perhaps in part because of her fear of reentering the world of the living and perhaps as a result of her desire to remain in the land of the dead with her father.

 

Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo, translation by Simon Nye

April 5-7 @ 7:30 p.m. & April 8 @ 2:30 p.m. 


British screenwriter Simon Nye brings a fresh, hilarious spin on Dario Fo’s classic political farce. Written in 1970 as a response to the questionable death of a suspected anarchist during a time of radical upheaval, Fo’s wild comedic lens on the corruption of society, including that of law enforcement, feels as timely as ever. In a most daring and hilarious fashion, the play poses the question, are we not all a bit mad?

 

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