Theatre UNB is set to demonstrate how life imitates art with a timely comedy set amidst the world of the fine arts, December 1-3 at Memorial Hall.
In Tina Howe’s Museum, the final day of a group show by a trio of iconoclastic visual artists at a prestigious American art gallery draws a large crowd of art snobs and eccentrics, philistines and philanthropists, more than a few would-be vandals and art thieves, and all those confused folks just looking for the Colonial Quilts and Weathervanes.
At the centre of it all, trying to keep some order and quiet amid this three-ring circus (the show is aptly titled “The Broken Silence”) is one very harried security guard who just wants people to stop stealing the clothespins.Museum is a high-spirited, laugh-out-loud comedy that questions the nature and value of art and our obsession with it and those who create it, even as it suggests that the most compelling artworks we encounter in our daily lives might be one another.
Museum is directed by Len Falkenstein and features a cast of 21 UNB Drama students who play 40 different characters in the course of the 90 minute play. A theatre making marathon to say the least.
December 1-3 | Memorial Hall | 7:30 p.m.
Tickets ($15 regular, $12 senior/underemployed, $10 for students) will be available at the door (cash or debit/credit). Patrons are encouraged to arrive a few minutes early to have time to view the artworks in the gallery before the show. For more information, phone 447-3078 or email firstname.lastname@example.org