WWU theatre department presents collaborative student project 'Soapbox'


Western Washington University's Department of Theatre and Dance presents "Soapbox," a devised piece directed by Western's Theatre faculty member Rich Brown, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 9-11, continuing May 15-18, and at 10:30 p.m. Saturdays, May 11 and 18, at Western's Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theater.

"Soapbox" is a collaboratively created production that began with an academic course in September 2012 with 24 Western students. The students spent the year researching, creating, developing and rehearsing the work, which will make its debut on the PAC Mainstage, with original song, dance, characters both realistic and theatrical, and moments both comic and dramatic.

Created for a college-aged audience, "Soapbox" asks, "How will you balance time and money; technology and relationships; and living for yourself or helping others, during your personal pursuit of happiness?"

"Soapbox" contains adult content and language. Seating for the piece is limited as patrons will be on the PAC Mainstage with the actors.

Tickets, $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students, are available through the WWU Box Office, 360-650-6146 and tickets.wwu.edu.

Here's a trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GERu4JdL9kc.

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