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Coward Land opens Thursday; see a video trailer

October 1, 2013

Coward Land publicity photo 

The first play of the Beloit College theatre season, Coward Land, was a 2012 semi-finalist at the National Playwrights Conference held at the famed Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and penned by our very own David Marcia, a visiting professor in the theatre, dance and media studies department.

You’ll get the opportunity to see it performed from Thursday (Oct. 3) through Saturday (Oct. 5) and from Thursday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. in the Kresge Theatre on the Beloit College campus. In the meantime, you can watch the Coward Land trailer here.

Directed by Marcia, the play centers on three young women in their early 20s played by Orianna O'Neill’16, Samantha Abrams’17, and Silvia Abelson’16.

Amid the wreckage of a wedding day and the end of an empire, they figure out questions like “what if you can’t live where you’re from anymore?,” “what if the only way to better yourself is by oppressing others?” and “who fights our wars for us and why?”

“What makes this play special is that it deals with political and ethical issues in a provocative and entertaining way,” Marcia said. “It's a funny play and it's a scary play, and it engages the audience in a very active way with the intent of making the people who leave the performance a bit different from those who arrived.”

Due to the drama and humor, Coward Land is for mature audiences only. Tickets are $8.50 for general admission, $5 for seniors/faculty and $4 for students. To purchase tickets, call the box office at ext. 2755 Monday - Friday from 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.