From Sea to Shining Sea
UD’S REP presents “O Beautiful.” Plus, Rehoboth Beach fetes Italy, the children’s theater is still going strong and more.
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UD’s Resident Ensemble Players presents its commissioned play, “O Beautiful,” a drama by Theresa Rebeck April 20-May 15. Its story explores the lives of high school students and their families, and “the all-too-present issues of gun violence, cyber bullying, right-to-life and pro-choice, inflammatory rhetoric of television pundits and racism,” says director Sanford Robbins. Rebeck, an internationally celebrated playwright, describes the piece as “a tragicomic reflection on abortion, teen suicide, the Tea Party movement, gun control, Jesus and the Founding Fathers.” Call this a major get for UD. In today’s financially strained professional theaters, says Robbins, “Audiences rarely have the chance to see a world premiere by a major American writer.” Don’t miss this one. For more, call 831-2204, or visit udel.edu/theatre. —Maria Hess
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