Theatre Program Opens Season with “Gruesome Playground Injuries”
The University of Findlay theatre program will open its 2012-2013 season with “Gruesome Playground Injuries” by Rajiv Joseph, American playwright.
The show will run at 8 p.m. Sept. 26-29 and at 2 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Egner Center for the Performing Arts, Powell Grimm Theatre.
Tickets may be purchased at the UF Box Office in the Alumni Memorial Union, or may be purchased at the door. Call the Box Office at 419-434-5333. Prices are $5 for general admission, $3 for students and senior citizens and free for UF faculty, staff and students. This production includes adult language and content; it is not recommended for children.
“Gruesome Playground Injuries” is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by Dr. Christopher Matsos, visiting assistant professor of theatre at Findlay. The two-person play follows Doug and Kayleen, childhood friends whose lives intersect at eight key moments over the course of 30 years. As he accumulates the physical scars that begin to define him, the accident-prone Doug comes to believe in the miraculous healing touch of Kayleen, whose own unending calamities are no less taxing. “Gruesome Playground Injuries” challenges us to ask ourselves which we would rather risk: our hearts or our necks.
Tim Sherman will portray Doug, and Maddie Oldenburg will portray Kayleen.
Written by Evan Rowland