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“Black Comedy”

November 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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The UVa-Wise Theater Department performs their adaptation of “Black Comedy”.  This is a cultural activity credit event.

Free for students and college employees/$5 for public

Synopsis for “Black Comedy” by Peter Shaffer – In one hilarious act, the action supposedly in the dark is illuminated; when the lights are to be on, the stage is the dark. Lovesick and desperate, sculptor Brindsley Miller has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d’arte “borrowed” from the absent antique collector next door hoping to impress his fiancee’s pompous father and a wealthy art dealer, Schuppanzigh. The fussy neighbor, Harold Gorringe returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness and Brindsley is revealed teetering on the verge of very ripe farce. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored.


November 3, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Visual and Performing Arts Department