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Winter 2008-09


Savage in Limbo


January 29 - February 2, 2009

in the Lab Theatre.

[Thursday through Monday]
All performances at 7:30 p.m. except Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.

by John Patrick Shanley

Directed by Hiawatha Johnson

The Senior Theatre Majors' Production
Free Admission: Pay what you will.

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January 29 through February 2, 2009
[Thursday through Monday]
All performances at 7:30 p.m. except Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.
Limited seating. 
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The Senior Theatre Majors' production

Savage in Limbo
A Concert Play
by John Patrick Shanley

Directed by Hiawatha Johnson Jr.
Produced by Hannah Hudson '09, Lauren Maier '09 and Dariana Fitzgerald '09

Scenic Design by Hannah Hudson '09
Lighting Design by Lauren Maier '09
Costume Design by Tiger Lamy '10



Adam Brown '11
APRIL: Alden Coldwell '09
SAVAGE: Brittany Costa '09


Cassidy Sickmen '12
TONY: Timothy Fowler '12
With: Laura Allan '10
Richard Coultas '11
Xavier Suarez '12

An arresting and brilliantly inventive play which moves from comedy to near tragedy as it explores the hopes and dreams of a group of rootless young "losers" who congregate in an anonymous Bronx bar, hoping to find respite from the drabness of their lives. Produced Off-Broadway by New York's Double Image Repertory Company.

A modern comedy of manners.
"John Patrick Shanley has written an often searing, existential and dramatically compelling work dealing with our search for roots and purpose in an often purposeless world." —BackStage.
"Although filled with comic lines, SAVAGE IN LIMBO has the serious intent of laying bare the unstated dreams and thwarted possibilities of its artfully drawn denizens." —Drama-Logue.
"Conceived with sharp insight into the lives of losers, conveyed with a friskly and often hilarious wit…" —NY Daily News.

Read all about it here.

Murk: A big man, red-haired and baby-faced.  He has no sense of humor.  He does not pour drinks; he produces them from nowhere.  He has a wooden foot.
April White: A beat-up, tired, vulnerable woman with beautiful, damaged eyes.  She can go from serenity to hysteria without showing a seam.
Denise Savage: She's small, wild-haired, strong, belligerent, determined, dissatisfied, and scared.  She is in pain, paranoid, and full of hunger.  She has hungry ears.
Linda Rotunda: A done-up, attractive, overripe Italian woman.  She pronounces the name Anthony as "Antony," and the word virgin as "version."  She is physically very womanly and very strong.
Tony Aronica: A streamlined Italian stud with a streak of self-doubt and a yearning sweetness.
All of the characters are thirty-two years old.

The play is informed by the occasional paranoid silence.

All characters enter through the audience.

The setting is a slightly seedy neighborhood bar in the Bronx, where a group of regulars (who all happen to be the same age—thirty-two) seek relief from the disappointments and tedium of the outside world. The first to arrive is Denise Savage, a perennial loner who announces that she is still a virgin, but would like to remedy the situation. She is joined by an old school friend, Linda Rotunda, whose problem has been the opposite—too many lovers (and illegitimate children) but who is now fearful that her current boyfriend, Tony Aronica, is losing interest in her. And when the macho Tony comes bursting in shortly thereafter and announces that he is leaving her to pursue "ugly girls," girls who have read books and can teach him something, Linda is desolate. Denise, sensing an advantage, makes a play for Tony, and the action quickens, moving swiftly from zany comedy to tense confrontation which requires the muscle and mediating skills of the taciturn bartender, Murk, who, heretofore, had been content to keep the glasses filled, including that of his mixed-up girlfriend, April, a failed nun who is also a classmate of the others. In the end, tensions subside, Linda recaptures Tony, Murk proposes to April, and only Denise remains as she was—still in the limbo of loneliness from which she so desperately wants to escape.
                                                                                            - from the Dramatists website

in the Lab Theatre.

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(Donations accepted toward the Sock & Buskin scholarship fund.)





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