UMBC Theatre presents Girls on a Dirt Pile by Susan McCully and directed by Eve Muson – it is a provocative premiere that tackles events ripped-from-the-headlines.
The myth of Demeter and Persephone is a frame on which McCully hangs the tough questions: what happens to all the girls violated by #metoo villains? Can they rise up against their oppressors? Are we doomed to repeat the sins of misogyny, or is liberation and parity possible? Equal parts low comedy and dystopian drama, McCully sends-up patriarchy with her trademark irony and wit.
Content Warning: This play contains allusions to sexual violence, discussions of violence, and involves choreographed depictions of both.
Thursday, November 21, 8 p.m.
Friday, November 22, 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 23, 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 24, 2 p.m.
Friday, December 6, 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 7, 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 8, 2 p.m.*
Tickets: $15 general admission and $10 students and seniors tickets, available online. Some tickets will be available at the box office one hour before performances.
*Complimentary tickets will be available for UMBC students for the 2 p.m. matinee performance. These tickets will become available online Wednesday, November 20 at noon.
All ticket sales benefit the UMBC Department of Theatre Scholarship Fund.
Directions and parking information
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where the Black Box Theatre is located on the ground floor — please see here for additional information.
Photo: David Guralnick/The Detroit News via AP
Start Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
End Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Department Represented: Theatre
Venue Name: Black Box Theatre
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