The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance at IUP will present the play Actually, written by
Anna Ziegler. Directed by Rick Kemp, the production will run September
27, 28, October 2, 3, 4, and 5 at 7:30 p.m. and September 29 at 2:00
p.m. on the Waller Hall Mainstage on the IUP campus.
and Tom, both freshmen at Princeton, spend a drunken night together.
Soon after, they find themselves testifying at a sexual misconduct
hearing. As the two students, one black and one white, tell their
stories, we are left wondering how to find certainty and justice when
there are three sides to every story. Investigating the hot-button
topics of gender and race politics, Actually tells a story about our
crippling desire to fit in.
Actually was first produced
in 2017 and was nominated for six Ovation Awards. Los Angeles Weekly
called it “…smart and penetrating…a top-notch narrative that travels
beyond the hot-button issue of date rape it tackles. The characters…are
as finely etched as in a good novel, and as satisfying.”
the producing company of IUP’s Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance is
proud to be the first theater to present this play in the Pittsburgh
“Crafted with compassion, intelligence and insight …
Ziegler writes dialogue that is equal parts humor and poignancy.” —TheaterMania
Tickets for this event are available for
purchase online through the Lively Arts website
or by calling the ticket hotline at 724-357-1313. They can also be
purchased at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office in Fisher
Any seats remaining will be sold at the door starting one
hour prior to the performance.
For more information on this and other
events as well as group tickets within the Lively Arts, call 724-357-2787 (ARTS) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
is produced by the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance and the College of
Fine Arts. It is funded, in part, by the IUP Student Cooperative
Association. The Lively Arts, a program of the College of Fine Arts,
presents nearly 200 performances, programs, and exhibits annually.