Theatre confronts issues of social justice this spring

February 13, 2019

Albright’s Domino Players offer two Wachovia Theatre plays tackling timely issues of social justice, this spring: “America, the Play: The Play About America,” February 21-23 and “Blackbird,” March 2-3.

artwork, hand over flag colors“America, the Play: The Play About America”

A comedy written and directed by Albright’s own Matt Fotis, Ph.D., chair and associate director of theatre, “America” will be performed in Wachovia Theatre four times: Feb. 21, at 2 p.m., and 8 p.m., and at 8 p.m. on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23. Talkback and reception sessions follow Feb. 21 shows; a special Albright Improv show follows the Feb. 22 show in Roop Hall.

From 1776 to today, our nation’s citizens have asked what it is that truly makes someone an American. Is it our shared history? A commitment to American ideals? A belief in the American Dream? Today, our national identity is more fluid than ever. This world premiere comedy looks at our changing national identity and explores what it means — and has meant — to be an American through history.

"Blackbird" theatre artBlackbird

Written by Scottish playwright David Harrower and directed by Alex Oleksij, “Blackbird” will be performed March 2 at 8 p.m., and March 3, at 2 p.m., in Wachovia Theatre.

Inspired in part by the crimes of sex offender Toby Studebaker, the award-winning play depicts a young woman meeting a middle-aged man 15 years after being sexually abused by him when she was 12. The Albright showing offers special guest performances by Albright alumna Gina Sarno ’11 and Nick Pascarella.

Wachovia Theatre is located in Albright College’s Center for the Arts. With its unique interdisciplinary environment of classrooms, studios, galleries and performing spaces, the center provides a nexus for artists and their audiences that supports the wide variety of artistic and scholarly activities. For tickets, contact the Center for the Arts Box Office at 610.921.7715 or boxoffice@albright.edu.