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Woodworth directs Polaroid Stories, opening Oct. 25 – research news

Posted on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 by UNCG Research.
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UNCG Theatre prepares to open Polaroid Stories on October 25, 2012.  A visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids, Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories journeys into a dangerous world where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence. Inspired in part by Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Iizuka’sPolaroid Stories takes place on an abandoned pier on the outermost edge of a city–a stop for dreamers, dealers and desperadoes, a no-man’s land where runaways seek camaraderie, refuge and escape.

This production is directed by Dr. Christine Woodworth as part of the Performance Opportunity Production (POP) series at UNCG Theatre.  The production features a set design by Katy Biser, costume design by Kelsey Willis, and lighting design by Kaitlin Gill.  The ensemble cast includes Keegan Blankenship, David Charles-Hendy, Ashley Chesler, Zachary Cook, Beth Horncastle, Samantha Leary, Phillip Lynch, Kasey Moorhouse, Maiya Reaves, and Jacob Snyder Timmons.

Polaroid Stories
Ashley Chesler in Polaroid Stories

Performances are at 7:30 pm on October 25; 8 pm on October 26 & 27; and 2 pm on October 28 at the Brown Building Theatre (402 Tate Street).  Tickets are $5 and available at 336-334-4849 orboxoffice.uncg.edu and one hour prior to each performance in Brown Building Theatre lobby.

Please note this production is not recommended for audiences under 17 years of age due to adult language, themes and content.