'Corktown' play a mobile experience at WWU

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 19, 2014 

Jeff Augustin

Jeff Augustin's new play, "Corktown," follows the gentrification of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Detroit from 2007 to 2034. "Corktown" plays at 7:30 p.m. May 22-24 and 28-31, and 10:30 p.m. May 24 and 31, 2014 with the play moving to three locations; Mathes parking garage, behind and under the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, and at PAC 199.

RICH BROWN — COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

"Corktown," a new play by Jeff Augustin, follows the gentrification of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Detroit from 2007 to 2034. The play features live music, gospel songs, poetic text, eccentric characters, mature language, humor, and performer- and audience-shared space, with Detroit as its protagonist.

Western Washington University's commission of "Corktown" is Augustin's first, but he has already received his second from one of the most prestigious new works theaters in NYC, the Manhattan Theatre Club.

"Corktown" plays at 7:30 p.m. May 22-24 and 28-31, and 10:30 p.m. May 24 and 31, with the play moving to three locations; Mathes parking garage, behind and under the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, and at PAC 199.

Over the course of a viewing, audience members will be outside and under cover, and will traverse uneven surfaces and stairs. If you have difficulty standing, or require mobility assistance, call 360-650-6146 to have an usher available to assist.

Tickets, $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 students, are at 360-650-6146, tickets.wwu.edu. Details: 360-650-7320.

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