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CofC Theatre: "On the Bum, or The Next Train Through"
Start Date: 2/23/2013Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 2/23/2013End Time: 9:30 PM
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Event Description
It’s 1938 and America was never so rich with talented men and women of the theatre. Unfortunately, America was also never so poor—literally. Just as it did for so many skilled workers during that era of 25% unemployment, the WPA rescued thousands of theatre artists. Professional actors with extraordinary financial need could apply for a variety of jobs in plays to be staged in towns all across the U.S. On The Bum follows the whimsical, fictional, exploits of one such actress as she goes from a New York cast whose producers don’t have enough money to make it to opening night to certain, though low-wage, employment in a local historical drama in the town of Bumfork. Contemporary playwright Neal Bell has captured the witty style of the 1930’s cleverest comedies and brought it to a tale that is a love-letter both to the Theatre and to the feistiest of the 99% in any society then or now.

Location Information:
Main Campus - Simons Center  (View Map)
54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, SC
Room: Robinson Theatre
Contact Information:
Phone: (843) 953-5604
Email: oleksiakm@cofc.edu
Admission Information
$15 general / $10 CofC students/faculty/staff and Senior Citizens
Event URL
http://theatre.cofc.edu

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