FSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance to Present “Harry & the Thief”
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Frostburg State University will present its performance of “Harry & the Thief” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 8 to 10, and Wednesday and Thursday, March 14 and 15, with a matinee on March 10 at 2 p.m. Directed by Mairzy Yost-Rushton, the performances will take place in the F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre of FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center.
Sigrid Gilmer’s play, “Harry and the Thief,” is set in two centuries, and it mixes real and fictitious characters, as well as history and science fiction, to take an absurd look at the past while imagining a very different future. Harry is Harriet Tubman, the famed, Maryland-born abolitionist who guided more than 300 slaves to freedom.
In this time-travel comedy, Jeremy, who has a doctorate in physics, has recently constructed a time machine. He blackmails his cousin Mimi, a professional thief, and sends her back to 1863. Her mission: to supply Harry with 21st-century guns and help her establish a free black republic – with Jeremy as emperor. However, this shrewd and mischievous action-adventure comedy is more concerned with the spectacular grit of the black women in its orbit. Chief among them are Harry, a slave named Vivian and Mimi. The cast also includes a narrator named Anita, who’s a movie director, and the play we’re watching is the movie that Anita is making.
This production contains some adult material and is recommended for those ages 15 and older.
Tickets can be purchased online through University Tickets or at the box office. Visit the website at www.frostburg.edu/TheatreDance and click “Buy Tickets” to make an online reservation (service fees apply). Or, for more information about the show and to make group reservations, call the box office at 301-687-7462 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tickets are $7 for students and youth and $15 for the general public.
Thursday, March 15 at 7:30pm
F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre, PAC
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg
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