The Winona State University Department of Theatre and Dance (THAD) will present “This Wide Night” by Chlöe Moss at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 12-14, in the Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theatre at the Performing Arts Center.
“This Wide Night” examines the lives of two women who were cellmates in prison and their attempt to adjust to life outside once they are released. The playwright, Moss, developed her play from a playwriting residency in a British prison. According to Moss, “This Wide Night” explores the importance and uniqueness of relationships formed in prison: how they can, or perhaps cannot, exist in another context; and also resettlement – when ‘freedom’ can actually feel like a very bleak and frightening prospect.
Upon her release from prison, Lorraine heads straight to Marie’s apartment, where the play takes place. In prison, they used to share everything, but the friendship that once protected them now threatens to smother the fragile freedom they have found.
“This Wide Night” is directed by THAD chairperson Jim Williams and is a Capstone project for three THAD seniors: Caitilin McCoy, Corrin Carlson and recent KCACTF Region V Irene Ryan Scholarship Recipient Tiffany Streng.
Tickets are $5 for the public, free for students with an ID. Tickets can be purchased in the Performing Arts Center Box Office from noon-4 p.m. starting April 9 or at www.WSUArtsTickets.com.
For more information, contact the Box Office at 507-457-5235.