Monstrosity

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:30pm to Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
$10 students \ $14 senior, UW employee or retiree, UWAA \ $20 regular \ Pay-What-You-Can Wed Dec 6
Monstrosity
Performance Showtimes: 
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 - 7:30pm
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 - 7:30pm
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 - 7:30pm
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 - 7:30pm
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 - 2:00pm
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 - 7:30pm
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 - 7:30pm
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 - 7:30pm
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 - 7:30pm
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

“You are gifted with a
unique potential.
You can build it,
meld it, bend it,
strengthen it until
it shines and cuts through
reality like a sword.
Yes a sword,
you possess a weapon.
Put your hands on
it and dare to wield it.”

Monstrosity
By Lucy Thurber
Directed by Samie Spring Detzer, guest director
Presented in partnership with Washington Ensemble Theatre
December 1 - 10
Previews November 28 & 30
Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre, University of Washington

When Tierney and Patrick’s resistance-leading parents are murdered, the siblings are conscripted into a teenage fascist training camp run by their parents’ killer. The camp’s leader would like nothing better than to prove the virtue of his worldview by grooming the uniquely gifted Tierney as his successor. His daughter Sarah, however, is bent on subverting his plan, trying instead to draw Tierney into her effort to construct a more peaceful, loving social order within their war torn reality. Epic, disturbing, fantastical, massive, and meaty, Monstrosity is a retelling of the hero's tale where girls are the heroes, youth are the powerful, and a pair of magical, bicycle-riding twins whisper at our deepest, darkest impulses.

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