Wilbury Group to Present New England Premiere of BLASTED, 3/13-4/5

Wilbury Group to Present New England Premiere of BLASTED, 3/13-4/5

The Wilbury Theatre Group announces the New England premiere of Sarah Kane's highly-acclaimed landmark play, Blasted. Directed by Wilbury Group Artistic Director Josh Short and featuring Amber Kelly (Gruesome Playground Injuries), Jo-án Peralta (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity), and Boston-based actor Alexander Cook, Sarah Kane's darkly humorous and controversial work is an unparalleled examination of how the crimes of a destructive society at home echo into the horrors of wars abroad.

Blasted runs March 13 through April 5 at The Wilbury Theatre Group, 393 Broad Street, Providence RI. Tickets $15-$20, with discounts available for subscribers, seniors, and students. BLASTED contains extremely graphic acts of violence. Audience discretion strongly advised. For tickets or more information, 401-400-7100 or thewilburygroup.org.

Set in a luxurious hotel in Leeds, Blasted introduces audiences to Ian, a racist and foul-mouthed middle-aged journalist, as he tries to seduce and later rapes Cate, an innocent, simple-minded young woman from his past. From its opening in a naturalistic -though troubling- world, the play takes on different, nightmarish dimensions when the audience is transported to the same hotel room in the middle of civil war in an unnamed third world and a soldier, appears in the room. What follows is Kane's unforgettable illustration of the parallels between emotional and physical violence, and domestic violence and civil wars raging war abroad.

BLASTED runs March 13-April 5 at The Wilbury Theatre Group, 393 Broad Street, Providence RI. Tickets just $15-$20, with discounts available for subscribers, seniors, and students. BLASTED contains extremely graphic acts of violence. Audience discretion strongly advised.Tickets/more info at 401-400-7100 or thewilburygroup.org.

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