Relative Theatrics and UW Honors present A NUMBER by Caryl Churchill
Name: Relative Theatrics and UW Honors present A NUMBER by Caryl Churchill
Date: November 7, 2018 - November 10, 2018
With partial funding by the Wyoming Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, Relative Theatrics and UW Honors present the Wyoming Premiere of A NUMBER by Caryl Churchill on the stage of the Laramie Plains Civic Center (LPCC) Gryphon Theatre November 1-3 and 7-10, 2018. All performances are at 7:30pm and are followed by a chat-back with the actors and design team. Audience seating is on stage and there is a limit of 50 tickets per show so attendees are encouraged to get tickets in advance or arrive early. Warning: The play contains adult themes and language. Description: A NUMBER is directed by Anne Mason, and features local actors J Shogren and Andrew Thornton. It is the first collaboration between Relative Theatrics and UW Honors, pairing A NUMBER with an upper level mammalian genomics course in the University of Wyoming Honors College program. Winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Play, A NUMBER is a gripping consideration of what happens to autonomous identity in a world where people can be cloned. The hour-long psychological thriller points out “that we no longer have the apparatus, verbal or psychological, to accommodate the changes in a time when science is moving faster than society.” A NUMBER addresses “paternal guilt, filial resentment, the degree to which each man is responsible for his actions, [examining] the ways people rationalize bad behavior and unthinkingly objectify others, including their own flesh and blood” (New York Times). Tickets: Tickets are $12 in advance or $16 the day of the performance (subject to availability). Student and senior discounted tickets are $10 in advance or $14 the day of the show, with ID. Tickets can be purchased online at www.gryphontheatre.org or at the LPCC of?ce (room 110) during its business hours Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm. Admission is limited to 50 seats per show. Tickets may also be purchased in person at Coal Creek TAP for the set price of $12. Patrons with proof of advance ticket sales can receive a pizza and two beers at Coal Creek TAP for $20. Relative Theatrics strives to present thought-provoking theatre that examines the joining qualities of the human race. We believe that theatre is a forum with the power to illuminate the binding qualities of humanity and reinforce the ideals that as a society we have values that pose as common ground and emotions that relate us to one another. Taking artistic risk, we provide a community gathering place where thoughts can be exchanged about society, culture, and the power of creativity.