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News Caryl Churchill one-act plays at Marlboro College on November 18 & 19

MARLBORO, VT – (November 9, 2011) – The theater program at Marlboro College will be performing two one-act plays by Caryl Churchill on Friday and Saturday, November 18th and 19th, at 8:00p.m. in Whittemore Theater. These performances are free and open to the public. 

The two productions, “Far Away” and “A Number” will feature Marlboro student actors Kirsten Wiking, Courtney Varga, Luc Rosenthal, Evan Lamb and Luke Benning. The plays are directed by visiting professor Anna Bean, who also led the production of The Clean House at Marlboro last fall.

Acclaimed English playwright Caryl Churchill wrote these two one-act plays in the past decade, and they explore contemporary themes of feminism, identity and sexual politics. “Far Away,” takes place in a post–apocalyptic world and follows four characters as they meander through a natural world at war with itself. The second play, “A Number,” explores themes of human cloning and identity, centering around a father and his sons, two of whom are clones of his first.

Anna Bean currently teaches at the Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School in Adams, Massachusetts, and at the Community College of Vermont in Bennington, in addition to being a visiting theater director at Marlboro College. Anna’s work focuses on African American drama and performance in the 19th and 20th centuries. She has co-edited and edited two anthologies, and has recently completed work on a manuscript on cross-race and cross-gender popular culture performances.

Images available upon request. For more information, contact the Marlboro College public relations department at 802-251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu. In case of inclement weather, call the Marlboro College Events line at 802-451-7151.

Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts for 60 years, with 300 undergraduate students enjoying an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro College Graduate School offers master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of education, internet technologies, health care administration, non-profit administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability, with courses designed around small classes at the downtown Brattleboro campus complemented by online work and collaboration.

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