Posting Date: August 5, 2010

Theater faculty to perform staged reading

Performance to benefit student study abroad activities

By Scott Singleton

Technical Director Kenyon Shiver (left) and Assistant Professor Harrison Long perform in last year's staged reading of "Charade"

Photo by Robert Pack

On Aug. 27, members of the Kennesaw State University Program in Theatre and Performance Studies faculty will present a staged reading of Tom Stoppard’s classic one-act play, “The Real Inspector Hound.” Since its premiere in 1968, “The Real Inspector Hound” has remained a popular example of The Theatre of the Absurd.

The performance, a comedic parody of the classic whodunit play, reveals the foibles of drama critics and the clichés of murder mysteries. The one-night-only performance will begin at 8 p.m. in the Stillwell Theater and will benefit student study abroad activities.

Constructed as a play within a play, “The Real Inspector Hound” opens with two theatre critics, Moon and Birdboot, observing a murder mystery. As they reluctantly become involved with the play, Stoppard uses satire, farce and absurdism to blur the lines between reality and fantasy.

The money raised from this annual fundraiser will help fund study abroad opportunities for KSU students.

Admission is a $10 donation. Tickets will be available at the door, cash or personal check only. For more information, call 770-499-3123.



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