What: “Savage in Limbo,” by John Patrick Shanley
When: November 10, 11, 12, and 13 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: Livestream tickets are $15 per night. Live audience tickets are $15 per night. To reserve a ticket visit https://www.csudh.edu/theatre-arts/buy-tickets/
Contact: Call (310) 243-3589, or email PerformingArts@csudh.edu.
Note: The show features adult themes and language and is not advised for children under 12.
California State University, Dominguez Hills will perform a livestream and in-person production of “Savage in Limbo,” providing both audiences with a unique theatrical performance. Directed by CSUDH Theatre and Dance Department faculty member Mary Beth McIntosh, the show will run November 10, 11, 12, and 13 at 7 p.m.
Written by Tony and Academy Award-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley, “Savage in Limbo” is an arresting and brilliantly inventive play that examines isolation, dashed dreams, and the varying states of limbo in which a group of lost parochial school friends find themselves. Against the 1984 backdrop of a seedy Bronx bar, these characters bemoan their loneliness and desperately seek mutual connection in a world determined to ignore them. Who will succeed and break their self-defeating cycle, and who will remain trapped in limbo?
McIntosh feels that “Savage in Limbo” is appropriate for the times, as the play magnifies the need for human connection, communal comfort, and empathy. It is her hope that “every individual finds their way and not only accepts, but celebrates who they are.” The CSUDH students are honored to work on this vital, timely, and revelatory production.
The current pandemic has, in many ways, turned the theatre world on its head. The Dominguez Hills Theatre Department has felt the effects and has adapted by creating livestream theater. Espousing this new theatrical mode, McIntosh brings the filming process center stage, creating an interactive live television studio experience for in-person patrons and providing them with a unique perspective.
Tickets to “Savage in Limbo” are $15 and may be purchased for either in-person or livestream experience at www.csudh.edu/theatre/tickets or by calling (310) 243-3589. The show features adult themes and language and is not advised for children under 12.
In-person performances will take place in the University Theatre, located on the CSUDH campus, 1000 E. Victoria St. For driving directions and a map of campus, visit www.csudh.edu/directions. Parking permits are $9 and may be purchased at kiosks near each lot.
Please note: All in-person performances are presented on the condition of current public health orders and may be canceled. In-person audience members will be required to follow COVID-19 protocols, including wearing face coverings at all times.
For more information, call (310) 243-3589, or email PerformingArts@csudh.edu.