Inspirational Play About Tolerance, The Center of the Universe
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The last date listed for The Center of the Universe was Thursday May 21, 2009 / 7:00pm.
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The haves and the have-nots come face-to-face in the Broadway hit Good People. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), this Tony-nominated dramatic comedy finds struggling single mother Margie Walsh laid off from her job at the dollar store and left with the reality that her South Boston neighborhood is providing the same level of opportunity it always has: none. It's the kind of place where, for many people, this month's paycheck covers last month's bills. Facing eviction, Maggie's forced to turn to an old high school flame for help. But he's now a successful physician living in the suburbs ... and Margie is way out of her element. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakable hope that come with having next to nothing in America. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Tami Weiser
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This was a thought provoking experience... there were many high school students in the audience. Witha a Q&A session after.
The cast was very honest about how it has changed the way they look at and treat others on a daily basis. If this did the same for just one person in the audience, it was well worth it.
The Center of the Universe, a compelling play about prejudice, tolerance, and the root of violence in our society, is more relevant than ever in the atmosphere of recent events.
Featuring a cast of ethnically diverse actors ranging between the ages of 15-21, Universe centers on a high school couple torn apart by a senseless act of violence and weaves recent events with scenes inspired by historical stories of slavery and the Holocaust to create an unforgettable message about the value of human life. The performance will conclude with an open-forum, audience interactive discussion about the role of today’s youth in combating racism and other tragic acts of intolerance.
Written well before the World Trade Center attacks and the school shootings in Columbine, Colorado, Universe became a heavily sought after production shortly after those events.
The Center of the Universe is written by Bruce Gevirtzman and directed by Steve Cisneros.
About the Ticket Supplier: Phantom Projects Theatre Group
Phantom Projects Theatre Group was created in 1997 by Steve Cisneros, when he was just 17. Since then, the company has produced and toured 50 productions, sold nearly 100,000 tickets, and presented a mixture of new and classic works out of their home at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, and other venues throughout Southern California.