Campus theatre offering: Holy Days
Department of Theatre & Speech
University Theatre Company
written by Sally Nemeth
This play set in 1936 Dustbowl Kansas celebrates the strength and resilience of the human spirit in the face of utter devastation.
Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre
UTC Fine Arts Center
At the corner of Vine & Palmetto Street on the UTC campus.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
Friday-Saturday, September 30 & October 1 at 8:00 pm
Wednesday-Thursday, October 5 & 6 at 7:00 pm
Friday-Saturday, October 7 & 8 at 8:00 pm
Discussion session with the playwright, Sally Nemeth,
after Friday and Saturday perfomances
Tickets are available by contacting the UTC Fine Arts Center box office at 425-4269
Tickets are $9 for adults
$7 for senior citizens & students
If special assistance is required, please call ahead.
Sally Nemeth was born in Chicago and after a childhood spent in Indiana, Delaware and Alabama, returned to Chicago to attend Northwestern University as a theatre major. After graduation, she worked extensively in Chicago's Off Loop theatres, founding Chicago New Plays, a playwrights' collective.
After leaving Chicago and moving to New York, she received her first major play premiere in London at the Soho Poly Theatre. The play, "Holy Days", was awarded a number of London Fringe Theatre awards. South Coast Repertory in California produced the U.S. premiere of the play, and that production also won numerous awards from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle. Following the success of "Holy Days", her play "Mill Fire" premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and had its U.K. premiere at the Bush Theatre in London. Both plays have subsequently been professionally produced across the United States and throughout the English speaking world.
She has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, and a new play commission from South Coast Repertory. Her plays in publication include "Holy Days", "Mill Fire", "Water Play" and "Sally's Shorts", an evening of short plays written for women.
Her work in television began on the hit NBC TV show "Law & Order" where her scripts won awards from the American Bar Association and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. She's written long form television projects for every major network and has continued writing episodic television on a freelance basis.
Her first novel, "The Heights, the Depths, and Everything In Between", written for young adult readers, will be published by Knopf in the summer of 2006.
The University Theatre previously produced her play, "Mill Fire."
October 7, 2005