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UTNT (UT New Theatre): Pretend it’s Pretend at Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

Dates: (3/1/2024 - 3/3/2024 )

Theatre:

Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

Texas Theatre and Dance

300 East 23rd Street
Austin,TX 78712

Phone: 512-232-5340

Tickets: $10.00 - $26.00

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By Emma Watkins

Directed by Jenny Lavery

 

This is not a drill…

Playground architects design spaces that are dangerous enough to allow for experimentation, yet safe enough to allow those experiments to fail without serious injury.  But when Arthur is asked to design a bulletproof playscape for his daughter’s old school, he confronts an unsettling reality: that the world does not operate by the same rules as playgrounds.  

The play follows Arthur, his teenaged daughter and a teacher on recess duty.  It takes place in part on a dusty playground in Austin, and in part on the vibrant, imaginative world of Arthur’s playsets. It is a story about the persistence of care and hope despite the overwhelming strains being placed on the American educational system.  It is a play about learning, growing up and grown-ups learning to play.  

Contains mature content and themes including discussion of school shootings.

 

PERFORMANCES 

Friday, March 1st 7:30PM

Saturday, March 2nd 2:00PM

Sunday, March 3rd 7:30PM

 

LEARN MORE: https://theatredance.utexas.edu/event/utnt-ut-new-theatre-pretend-its-pretend   

 

PURCHASE TICKETS: https://tadticketing.thundertix.com/events/211929  


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