3-6-12: Grrl Parts

March 6, 2012 at 7:50 am 1 comment

"The Two Marys" by Heather McDonald, from last years Grrl Parts festival. Photo: Rich Riggins

UMBC’s Department of Theater commissioned five works for 2012 that create new roles for women actors.

They’ll present the plays this weekend in a theater festival called Grrl Parts.

Today, Tom talks to artistic director Susan McCully.

Grrl Parts includes the following five plays, all directed by Eve Muson:
Girls Laughing Alone with Salad by Sheila Callaghan
A Sweet and Bitter Providence by Julia Jordan
In the Monkey House by Kate Moira Ryan
Bleeding Heart by Tanya Saracho
First by Lucy Thurber

Wednesday, March 7th, 8 pm (preview)
Thursday, March 8th, 4 pm (free for UMBC students, faculty and staff, with a talkback following the performance)
Friday, March 9th, 8 pm (opening night)
Saturday, March 10th, 2 pm
Saturday, March 10th, 8 pm
Sunday, March 11th, 2 pm

All performances in the UMBC Theatre. $10 general admission, $5 for students and seniors, and $3 for the preview.

To order tickets in advance using a credit card, order online through MissionTix or call 410-752-8950. Patrons who would prefer to pay by cash or check at will call may make a reservation through the online Theatre Box Office (available soon) or by calling 410-455-2476.

On Saturday, March 17 at 2 p.m., Centerstage hosts a free event called “Grrl Parts: The Extra Bits.” The five plays will be staged, and all the playwrights will be there. There will also be readings of a couple previous Grrl Parts plays, and theater luminary Susan Jonas will speak.

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