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Apr
21
Tue
Desdemona’s Child @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Apr 21 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Desdemona's Child @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Desdemona’s Child
Caridad Svich
Directed by Adil Mansoor

April 20-26

 
What you’re born into
Has a way of catching up with you.
Even if you know it’s a lie.

We know them by different names, but we remember their stories all the same. Fierce O, gone, loved too much. Beautiful D, haunting, loved against themselves. Bitter I, stuck, doesn’t taste love. D child knows them by these names, but doesn’t remember the story pumping through their own blood. Desdemona’s Child (blood cry) dives into the ruin Othello left behind and the next generation struggling to keep afloat. Navigating a sunken past amidst a drowning present, D child seeks to reconcile truth with memory.

Desdemona’s Child (blood cry) exists in the eye of the storm, or our bated breath as we wait for the flood to wash over and drown us too. Desdemona’s Child (blood cry) asks of us the same questions D child asks of themselves: How do we survive histories built on oppression? How do we contend with legacies we’re born into? How do we begin to heal when trauma’s inked into our being?

*This production is a developmental iteration of Desdemona’s Child and Mansoor’s MFA Thesis.

Apr
22
Wed
Blacktop Sky @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Apr 22 @ 8:00 PM – Apr 24 @ 10:00 PM
Blacktop Sky @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Blacktop Sky

Christina Anderson
Directed by NaTasha Thompson
April 22-24

People throw away things they don’t want. I catch it.- Klass

Blacktop Sky is the story of three young adults living under the gaze of the Hynn projects. An unexpected friendship causes a break in social structure and for a few immeasurable moments inverts the blacktop and the sky. This play tests the boundaries of relationships in the Hynn projects while asking us to reflect on our own social biases and how we address Klass—with a K.

Desdemona’s Child @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Apr 22 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Desdemona's Child @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Desdemona’s Child
Caridad Svich
Directed by Adil Mansoor

April 20-26

 
What you’re born into
Has a way of catching up with you.
Even if you know it’s a lie.

We know them by different names, but we remember their stories all the same. Fierce O, gone, loved too much. Beautiful D, haunting, loved against themselves. Bitter I, stuck, doesn’t taste love. D child knows them by these names, but doesn’t remember the story pumping through their own blood. Desdemona’s Child (blood cry) dives into the ruin Othello left behind and the next generation struggling to keep afloat. Navigating a sunken past amidst a drowning present, D child seeks to reconcile truth with memory.

Desdemona’s Child (blood cry) exists in the eye of the storm, or our bated breath as we wait for the flood to wash over and drown us too. Desdemona’s Child (blood cry) asks of us the same questions D child asks of themselves: How do we survive histories built on oppression? How do we contend with legacies we’re born into? How do we begin to heal when trauma’s inked into our being?

*This production is a developmental iteration of Desdemona’s Child and Mansoor’s MFA Thesis.

Apr
23
Thu
Blacktop Sky @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Apr 23 @ 8:00 PM – Apr 25 @ 10:00 PM
Blacktop Sky @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Blacktop Sky

Christina Anderson
Directed by NaTasha Thompson
April 22-24

People throw away things they don’t want. I catch it.- Klass

Blacktop Sky is the story of three young adults living under the gaze of the Hynn projects. An unexpected friendship causes a break in social structure and for a few immeasurable moments inverts the blacktop and the sky. This play tests the boundaries of relationships in the Hynn projects while asking us to reflect on our own social biases and how we address Klass—with a K.

Desdemona’s Child @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Apr 23 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Desdemona's Child @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Desdemona’s Child
Caridad Svich
Directed by Adil Mansoor

April 20-26

 
What you’re born into
Has a way of catching up with you.
Even if you know it’s a lie.

We know them by different names, but we remember their stories all the same. Fierce O, gone, loved too much. Beautiful D, haunting, loved against themselves. Bitter I, stuck, doesn’t taste love. D child knows them by these names, but doesn’t remember the story pumping through their own blood. Desdemona’s Child (blood cry) dives into the ruin Othello left behind and the next generation struggling to keep afloat. Navigating a sunken past amidst a drowning present, D child seeks to reconcile truth with memory.

Desdemona’s Child (blood cry) exists in the eye of the storm, or our bated breath as we wait for the flood to wash over and drown us too. Desdemona’s Child (blood cry) asks of us the same questions D child asks of themselves: How do we survive histories built on oppression? How do we contend with legacies we’re born into? How do we begin to heal when trauma’s inked into our being?

*This production is a developmental iteration of Desdemona’s Child and Mansoor’s MFA Thesis.

Apr
24
Fri
Blacktop Sky @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Apr 24 @ 4:00 PM – Apr 26 @ 6:00 PM
Blacktop Sky @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Blacktop Sky

Christina Anderson
Directed by NaTasha Thompson
April 22-24

People throw away things they don’t want. I catch it.- Klass

Blacktop Sky is the story of three young adults living under the gaze of the Hynn projects. An unexpected friendship causes a break in social structure and for a few immeasurable moments inverts the blacktop and the sky. This play tests the boundaries of relationships in the Hynn projects while asking us to reflect on our own social biases and how we address Klass—with a K.

Blacktop Sky @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Apr 24 @ 8:00 PM – Apr 26 @ 10:00 PM
Blacktop Sky @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Blacktop Sky

Christina Anderson
Directed by NaTasha Thompson
April 22-24

People throw away things they don’t want. I catch it.- Klass

Blacktop Sky is the story of three young adults living under the gaze of the Hynn projects. An unexpected friendship causes a break in social structure and for a few immeasurable moments inverts the blacktop and the sky. This play tests the boundaries of relationships in the Hynn projects while asking us to reflect on our own social biases and how we address Klass—with a K.

Desdemona’s Child @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Apr 24 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Desdemona's Child @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Desdemona’s Child
Caridad Svich
Directed by Adil Mansoor

April 20-26

 
What you’re born into
Has a way of catching up with you.
Even if you know it’s a lie.

We know them by different names, but we remember their stories all the same. Fierce O, gone, loved too much. Beautiful D, haunting, loved against themselves. Bitter I, stuck, doesn’t taste love. D child knows them by these names, but doesn’t remember the story pumping through their own blood. Desdemona’s Child (blood cry) dives into the ruin Othello left behind and the next generation struggling to keep afloat. Navigating a sunken past amidst a drowning present, D child seeks to reconcile truth with memory.

Desdemona’s Child (blood cry) exists in the eye of the storm, or our bated breath as we wait for the flood to wash over and drown us too. Desdemona’s Child (blood cry) asks of us the same questions D child asks of themselves: How do we survive histories built on oppression? How do we contend with legacies we’re born into? How do we begin to heal when trauma’s inked into our being?

*This production is a developmental iteration of Desdemona’s Child and Mansoor’s MFA Thesis.

Apr
25
Sat
Desdemona’s Child @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Apr 25 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Desdemona's Child @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Desdemona’s Child
Caridad Svich
Directed by Adil Mansoor

April 20-26

 
What you’re born into
Has a way of catching up with you.
Even if you know it’s a lie.

We know them by different names, but we remember their stories all the same. Fierce O, gone, loved too much. Beautiful D, haunting, loved against themselves. Bitter I, stuck, doesn’t taste love. D child knows them by these names, but doesn’t remember the story pumping through their own blood. Desdemona’s Child (blood cry) dives into the ruin Othello left behind and the next generation struggling to keep afloat. Navigating a sunken past amidst a drowning present, D child seeks to reconcile truth with memory.

Desdemona’s Child (blood cry) exists in the eye of the storm, or our bated breath as we wait for the flood to wash over and drown us too. Desdemona’s Child (blood cry) asks of us the same questions D child asks of themselves: How do we survive histories built on oppression? How do we contend with legacies we’re born into? How do we begin to heal when trauma’s inked into our being?

*This production is a developmental iteration of Desdemona’s Child and Mansoor’s MFA Thesis.

Desdemona’s Child @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Apr 25 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Desdemona's Child @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Desdemona’s Child
Caridad Svich
Directed by Adil Mansoor

April 20-26

 
What you’re born into
Has a way of catching up with you.
Even if you know it’s a lie.

We know them by different names, but we remember their stories all the same. Fierce O, gone, loved too much. Beautiful D, haunting, loved against themselves. Bitter I, stuck, doesn’t taste love. D child knows them by these names, but doesn’t remember the story pumping through their own blood. Desdemona’s Child (blood cry) dives into the ruin Othello left behind and the next generation struggling to keep afloat. Navigating a sunken past amidst a drowning present, D child seeks to reconcile truth with memory.

Desdemona’s Child (blood cry) exists in the eye of the storm, or our bated breath as we wait for the flood to wash over and drown us too. Desdemona’s Child (blood cry) asks of us the same questions D child asks of themselves: How do we survive histories built on oppression? How do we contend with legacies we’re born into? How do we begin to heal when trauma’s inked into our being?

*This production is a developmental iteration of Desdemona’s Child and Mansoor’s MFA Thesis.

Ticket Prices

Single Ticket Prices

Full $35.00

Student $10.00

Senior $20.00

Faculty/Staff $25.00
Alumni $25.00

Subscription Prices

WEEKNIGHT & SATURDAY MATINEE
Full Price $96.00
Senior (65+) $60.00
Student $40.00
Faculty/Staff/Alumni $72.00

WEEKNIGHT & SATURDAY MATINEE PACKAGE +1
Full Price $120.00
Senior (65+) $75.00
Student $50.00
Faculty/Staff/Alumni $90.00

FRIDAY/SATURDAY NIGHT
Full Price $112.00
Senior (65+) $76.00
Student $40.00
Faculty/Staff/Alumni $80.00

FRIDAY/SATURDAY NIGHT PACKAGE +1
Full Price $140.00
Senior (65+) $95.00
Student $50.00
Faculty/Staff/Alumni $100.00

Ticket Exchange Policy

Subscription tickets may be exchanged by telephone. Please have your tickets in hand when calling to make an exchange.

Subscribers exchanging from a weekday or matinee performance to a Friday or Saturday night must pay the difference in ticket price at the time of the exchange. Subscribers exchanging from a preview performance to ANY other performance must pay the difference in ticket price at the time of the exchange.

If you cannot use your tickets please call the Box Office at least 24 hours in advance to make an exchange. If you cannot exchange for another date, please consider donating your seats to the Box Office so we can help accommodate student demand for seats.

The above image depicts the seating available in a standard configuration of the Philip Chosky Theater

The above image depicts the seating available in a thrust configuration of the Philip Chosky Theater

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