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Great Theater for $10

March 14, 2010 — Blue and Red Language Rooms poster with two cut-outs of men shaking hands convered in newspaper

Entertainment & Arts Management and Arts Administration students are continuing their work with the Wilma Theater to  develop new audiences for quality theater on college campuses. This partnership, now in support of the Wilma’s latest production, Language Rooms, offers Drexel students a $10 student rush ticket, a rather fantastic bargain considering the usual $45 price. Your ten buck ticket (and there are no bad seats at the Wilma) includes a reception with food from Center City restaurants and a backstage tour all on Sunday, March 14th, beginning at 6:30 PM in the Wilma lobby.

Language Rooms is a subversive dark comedy about two Arab-American interrogators at an undisclosed American facility somewhere in the world. They strive to prove themselves the best at their jobs in the midst of absurd office politics and management constantly questioning their loyalties and dedication to “the company.” From an exciting new playwright, Yussef El Guindi (Jihad Jones), whose work has been praised as "very funny" by The New York Times, this play will spark debate about family relationships, identity, the War on Terror, and the corruption of the American Dream. Shifting between comedy and political suspense, the play conjures up a surprising twist not to be given away.

Student group rates are available and groups of 10 or more will receive two additional free tickets. Ticket holders are also invited to the Symposium Series at 4:30 PM, entitled Good Vibrations and Stress Positions: The Legacy of “Enhanced Interrogation”.  A distinguished group of writers and thinkers including Petra Bartosiewicz (contributor to The Nation, Mother Jones, and The New York Times), Ian Lustick (author of Trapped in the War on Terror), Fathali M. Moghaddam (author of How Globalization Spurs Terrorism) and Jonathan Moreno (author of Mind Wars: Brain Research), will examine the profound effects of America’s War on Terror.

DETAILS:

  • Drexel Night at the Wilma
  • Sunday, March 14; 6:30 PM
  • Wilma Theater (33rd & Chestnut Sts.)
  • $10 for Drexel Students, Faculty & Staff; $45 for General Admission
  • For more info, contact The Wilma Theater www.wilmatheater.org or 215-546-7824

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