The Department of Theatre and Dance at Montclair State University presents subUrbia, a dark drama that looks at one night in the lives of a group of 20-something slackers hanging out in a contemporary suburb. Performances run from April 3rd to April 13th and tickets are only $15 for this event. This student production takes place in the L. Howard Fox Theatre and is part of Peak Performances @ Montclair State University.
Bogosian tells the story of subUrbia, based on his experiences growing up in suburban Massachusetts. A group of suburban twenty-year-olds get together by a convenience store one autumn night to welcome an old friend returning from a successful national tour with his rock band. His arrival in a limousine replete with entourage leads to an all-night whirlwind of drinking, sex, and violence. As the sun rises over the strip mall parking lot, tragedy and comedy have engulfed these nine young people and changed them forever.
With similar issues facing young Americans all over the country, Director Jorge Cacheiro takes this relevant work and presents a portrait of disaffection and desperation. In subUrbia, he explores the jealousy, misogyny and violence that overwhelm the lives of young people without a purpose in life.
Tickets are available at the Alexander Kasser Theater Box Office or order by phone at 973-655-5112. Tickets are also available online at peakperfs.org. For a high-resolution image of this production of subUrbia, please contact Alfred Fredel.
Written by Eric Bogosian
Directed by Jorge Cacheiro
April 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 @ 7:30pm
April 11 @ 1pm
April 5 & 12 @ 8pm
April 6 & 13 @ 2pm
L. Howard Fox Theatre
Montclair State University
Alfred R. Fredel, Media and Marketing Manager
Peak Performance @ Montclair
Released March 11, 2008