By Karen Hartman, Directed by Eve Muson
The Department of Theatre presents the production, Gum by Karen Hartman, under the direction of Eve Muson, assistant professor of Theatre.
In a futuristic dystopia where girls may not venture outside their garden walls, two sisters seek escape in music and poetry–and in black-market chewing gum, which is believed to undermine the virtue of traditional girls. When the older sister rebels against an arranged marriage, her family takes steps to curtail her freedom forever. With mounting terror, Gum depicts the consequences of sexual awakening in a fiercely repressive culture where Juicy Fruit is contraband and every desire has its price.
This production is for mature audiences.
Thursday, March 27 | 8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 28 | 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 29 | 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 29 | 8:00 p.m. (Followed by a discussion with playwright, Karen Hartman)
Sunday, March 30 | 2:00 p.m. (Followed by a panel discussion)
The Sunday, March 30 panel following this performance, will focus on modesty, and the social and religious practices of veiling the body. Speakers include Anne Brodsky, Associate Dean in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, UMBC; Kate Drabinski, Lecturer of Gender and Women Studies, UMBC; Vicki Goutzoulis ’15; Deanna Zare ’14; Benjamin Nabinger ’16; and Amalia Marks ’13. Moderated by Sameera Mukhtar ’15.
$15 general admission, $10 students and seniors. Purchase no-fee tickets at Missiontix.com.
Matinee performances are free for UMBC students with a UMBC ID. Students may pick up their tickets from the Theatre Department Office Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m, or at the box office beginning at 1 p.m. on the day of the matinee. Limit one ticket per student.