Local Living

Tuesday Feb. 16th, 2010

MSU’s Department of Film and Photography Stages Eric Bogosian’s ferocious play “subUrbia”

The MSU School of Film and Photography presents the scathingly funny play “SubUrbia,” written by Eric Bogosian and directed by Professor Tom Watson. Show times are 7:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays, February 19th-March 6th at MSU’s Black Box Theater (corner of 11th and Grant streets on the MSU campus).
“SubUrbia,” which the New York Times calls “provocatively gritty and raw,” follows the adventures of an ensemble of misanthropic 20somethings as they ‘brawl, bait and bash’ each other through the night in the parking lot of a Pakistani family’s 7-Eleven. It’s a wild romp for the ‘townie’ slackers who have gathered for the return of Pony, the one member of their circle of friends who has escaped their small town and found middling success as a rock and roll MTV guitarist. Their debauched night is fueled by Oreos, beer, pizza and rage.
The Boston Herald called Bogosian’s play a “feverishly driven look at angry, socially disengaged youth” and “Chekhov high on speed and Twinkies.”
Due to strong language “subrUbia” is recommended for mature audiences only.
Tickets are $10-$12; for more information or to charge by phone, call 406-994-3904.