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Far and Away AND This is a Chair
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Far Away & This is a Chair

Two one-acts by Caryl Churchill

Directed by Ann Folino White

The RCAH Auditorium in Snyder-Phillips Hall

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 7:30p.m.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 7:30p.m.
Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 7:30p.m.
Friday, May 1, 2009 - 8:00p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 2009 - 8:00p.m.
Sunday, May 3, 2009 - 2:00p.m.

Anarchy never looked so good!

This double bill of Caryl Churchill’s searingly playful political theatre features stubborn children, new romance, suicidal drug dealers, exquisite hats, and a global war in which Canadians, mosquitoes, Russian swimmers, children under five, mallards, Thai butchers, crocodiles, deer, and Latvian dentists have repeatedly proved traitorous. 

In This is a Chair, audiences witness seven short scenes from ordinary life that seemingly have nothing to do with the geo-political titles that introduce them. In Far Away, Joan is saddened that her hats are burned along with political prisoners’ bodies, though she understands that demand drives the millinery industry. Together these plays offer a fantastic and terrifying vision of the potential consequences of alienation from the global events which shape our daily lives.


Director pre-show talk Sunday May 3rd @ 1:15 PM

Talk Back on Thursday April 30th. (Following the performance)


Director's Concept Podcast


The ticket office at the RCAH Auditorium opens one (1) hour prior to the show with doors opening 30 minutes prior. All Second Stage tickets are $8 each payable in cash or by check. Advanced ticket sales are available from the Department of Theatre main office (Room 149 AUD) before 4:00PM every day. Checks must be made payable to Michigan State University and contain a printed address. A valid driver’s license is required to purchase by check. We do not accept credit cards. Seating is limited.