Merced College Theater Department said it will produce a play set in Weimar Germany in the 1930s, "A Bright Room Called Day," written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner.
The play explores what happens when an individual becomes disillusioned and overwhelmed by the political process and lets others speak for her.
"The play is a mix of humor, brash political discussion, poetry, terrorists, pacifists, and catastrophe," said drama professor Carin Heidelbach. "Bright Room welcomes you to Germany . . . devil and all."
The play concerns a group of artistically inclined close friends as they struggle with the brutal reality of the political rise of Adolph Hitler. Kushner won the Pulitzer for "Angels in America."
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"A Bright Room Called Day" features Merced College student actors Holly Baltazar, Jason Best, Maribel Ramirez, Elizabeth Gonzales, Jenna George, Carina Solis, Clair Killman, Alma Reyes, James Rodriguez, and Matthew Sanchez.
Performances will be held Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee will be held Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m.
Tickets prices are $10 general admission, and $8 for students, faculty and staff. A special $5 ticket price will be provided for students for the Oct. 6 performance only.
Tickets are available at the Merced College Bookstore and the Theater Box Office. For more information, call the theater box office at (209) 384-6284.