Kid-Simple: A Radio Play in The Flesh

postcard_frontThe 11/23 and 11/24 performances have been cancelled due to an unforseen technical issue.

Thursday, November 21 – Sunday, November 24
Kid-Simple: A Radio Play in The Flesh
Black Box Theatre

The Department of Theatre presents Kid-Simple: A Radio Play in The Flesh by Jordan Harrison, under the direction of guest artist Michele Minnick.

Moll, girl genius, who lives with her Mother and Father in “the finest cul-de-sac of a peaceful town,” invents a machine for hearing sounds that cannot be heard. She wins the science fair, and unknowingly lets her heart, and her machine, “The Third Ear,” be stolen by an evil shape-shifting mercenary. In this quirky, thrilling, and hilarious live-performance radio play, Moll teams up with Oliver, the last boy virgin in the 11th grade, and heads off on a life-threatening adventure to rescue her invention and, with “Triple A” commercials included, save sound as we know it. Will Moll’s vibrating ossicle fall into the wrong hands? Will the virgin Oliver be seduced by the dark side? Will life as we know it be destroyed forever? Stay tuned…and tune in, as Kid-Simple weaves the worlds of radio drama, science fiction, film noir, and live-theatre into a modern fable you won’t soon forget!

“A beguiling little fantasy rooted in the notion that even the brainiest, most independent-minded girl can get seriously sidetracked by that initial rush of hormones and first love…Harrison has a fresh, vivid, poetic voice ideal for the theater.”
—Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

Thursday, November 21 | 8:00 p.m.
Friday, November 22 | 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 23 | 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 23 | 8:00 p.m. (PERFORMANCE CANCELLED)
Sunday, November 24 | 2:00 p.m. (PERFORMANCE CANCELLED)

$15 general admission, $10 students and seniors. Purchase tickets online at, or at the door (cash or check only).

Matinee performances are free for UMBC students with a UMBC ID. Students may pick up their tickets from the Theatre Department Office Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m, or at the box office beginning at 1 p.m. on the day of the matinee. Limit one ticket per student.

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