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Local Premiere Of Eric Bogosian's Suburbia

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Wayward Youth Play Wayward Youth In Local Premiere Of Eric Bogosian's Suburbia

What the fuck is going on inside kids' heads today?

Following its successful production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, the University of Auckland's student-run Stage2 Productions is challenging itself with a contemporary American play about coming of age in the 21st Century – and having no idea what to do with your life.

Pulitzer Prize-nominated American writer, actor and social realist Eric Bogosian's Suburbia is performed for the first time in New Zealand at the Maidment Theatre's Musgrove Studio from 21–31 May.

A stark look at the youth of today, Suburbia is directed by long-time student actor Roderick D. Morgan. Seasoned Stage2 players Charles Louwrens, Yulie Great and Brie Glusco are joined by a raw cast of fresh new first-year talents making their debut on the University stage.

Set out the back of a local corner dairy,Suburbia offers a disturbing insight into the grim reality that faces many young people today. The play tells the story of five disillusioned and disorderly Gen-Yers, on the night an old friend – who has found rock star fame – returns to visit his former schoolmates. Soon, all of their worlds will be rocked, and even the dairy-owning Muslim immigrants will have a radical part to play.

21 – 31 MAY, 2008
Musgrove Studio, Maidment Theatre, cnr. Princes and Alfred St, University of Auckland
Performance times: Tuesday–Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 6:30pm, no show Monday
Tickets: $18 waged / $15 unwaged at the Maidment Theatre
Phone bookings: 09 308 2383
Book online: www.maidment.auckland.ac.nz


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