The Schwartz Center will present Far Away, a work by famed British playwright, Caryl Churchill, April 15-17.
The play takes place in a world of fear, in a nation at a constant state of war. The play finds its focus in this dystopia with Joan, a young woman who takes a job as a hatter. The hats she makes are worn by prisoners of the government, as they are sent on parade to their death. She and her co-worker, Todd, become aware of the corruption that surrounds them, and their inability to change it. Far Away is a political work about paranoia, propaganda, and the fear a government imposes in its citizens.
Far Away is the fourth show in the Schwartz Center’s Black Box series, which allows students to mount smaller productions independently, taking the roles of actors, directors, designers and technicians.
The play will be directed by Lindsay Cummings, a Theatre Arts graduate student. The Far Away cast is comprised entirely of students, including Nathalie Berman (Joan); Alex Symes (Todd); Leyla Hadi (Harper) and Julie Mante; Shannon Daniels, Brennica Marlow, Hyunah Oh, Chris Adams and Regina Russell (prisoners/extras).
Evening performances of Far Away are at 7 p.m. April 16-17. One matinee will be offered at 4:30 p.m. April 15. For tickets and information, visit the Box Office in the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, 430 College Avenue, between 12:30-4:00 PM weekdays; call 607-254-ARTS; or purchase online at http://www.schwartztickets.com. Tickets for Far Away are $2.