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Bogosian's 'subUrbia' set Feb. 19-March 6 at MSU Black Box Theater

January 20, 2010

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"subUrbia," a play written by Eric Bogosian and directed by Tom Watson, Montana State University theater professor, opens Friday, Feb. 19 and will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 6 at the MSU Black Box Theater.

The theater is located in the MSU Visual Arts Building at the corner of 11th and Grant.

"subUrbia," follows the adventures of an ensemble of 20-somethings 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 success as a rock 'n' roll MTV guitarist/song-writer.

"suburbia" was originally produced in 1995 to great success and then went on to be made into a major motion picture. Bogosian's rewrite of the play in 2006 won an Obie for the ensemble when done at the Lincoln Center.

Bogosian is best known for his play "Talk Radio," which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and also made into a motion picture as well as an Off-Broadway production. Bogosian's other stage works include "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll" and "Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead."

Due to strong language, "suburbia" is recommended for mature audiences only.

Tickets for the play are $10-$12. For more information, or to charge by phone, call (406) 994-3904.

Tom Watson (406) 994-5750, twatson@montana.edu