Robbie McCauley to Perform One-Woman Show SUGAR at Boston College, 12/6-7
Obie Award-winning playwright Robbie McCauley, an internationally recognized performance artist and director who will join the Boston College Theatre Department faculty next semester as Visiting Monan Professor of Theatre Arts, will perform her one-woman show on campus this Friday and Saturday night (December 6 and 7) at the University's Robsham Theater Arts Center.
A critically acclaimed, 90-minute original work, "Sugar" is inspired by her life-long struggle with diabetes. McCauley envisioned the play as a way to break the silence surrounding the diabetes epidemic in the United States, and encourage discussion about food, disease and disparities in health care for marginalized groups.
The BC performances, which will take place in Robsham's Bonn Studio Theater at 7 p.m., are free and open to the public, but seating is limited for both performances and reservations are necessary. All ticket requests should be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
McCauley won an Independent Reviewers of New England Award for her performance when the play was presented at ArtsEmerson in Boston. "Sugar" is directed by Maureen Shea with original music composed and performed by Chauncey Moore, and scenic and projection design by Mirta Tocci.
A member of the original Broadway cast of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf," McCauley recently retired from the Emerson College faculty and is now a professor emerita. More information on McCauley is available at http://bit.ly/1h73FWZ; to learn more about "Sugar," see http://bit.ly/I4nfUF.