GLASSBORO >> "In America, That Is To Say Nowhere", an original devised work inspired by a revolutionary 19th century play, continues the Department of Theatre and Dance’s mainstage season at Rowan University with a provocative look at the turmoil created by a tyrannical political figure. Performances are Feb. 21-24 in Tohill Theatre on the Glassboro campus.
Director Melanie Stewart and writer Brian Grace-Duff collaborated with the 12-member student cast to develop this movement-driven theatre piece, a shocking and exaggerated look at a gluttonous and child-like dictator who comes to power and wreaks havoc.
“We are taking a larger-than-life approach and nothing is naturalistic,” Stewart says of the satirical yet confrontational show, “but it resonates strongly with what is happening in America today.”
Influenced by Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi, this new production employs elements of the original play’s plot as it explores the current political climate.
The student cast includes Caitlin Ablaza of Marlton; Liz Culver of Safety Harbor, Fla.; Faith Lynn Diccon of Egg Harbor Township; Nick Flagg of Williamstown; Mike Grubb of Mullica Hill; Jessica Harzer of Laurel, MD; Caroline Herrick of King of Prussia, PA; Tyler Jacobs of Fredericksburg, VA; Maggie O’Conner of West Deptford; Adriana Santilli of Lumberton; Mackenzie Trush of Franklinville; and Matt Zupancic of Plainsboro.
This production includes graphic content, sexual situations, mature themes and language, and may not be suitable for all audiences.
Performances of "In America, That is To Say Nowhere" are Feb. 21, 22, and 23 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. Tohill Theatre is located in Bunce Hall on the campus of Rowan University, Route 322 in Glassboro. Tickets are $15 and $10, and can be purchased online atrowan.tix.com. Tickets for Rowan students are free with valid ID. For more information, call the box office at 856-256-4545 or email email@example.com.