DATE: Thursday – Sunday, April 21-24, 2016
TIME: Thursday – Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.
PLACE: Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts
TICKETS: $3 Student Association, $9 Faculty/Staff, $9 Senior & Non-SUNY
Plattsburgh Students, $11 General Public; Discount Thursday! SA Members $1, All Other Admission $5.
Tickets available at tickets.plattsburgh.edu and Angell College Center Desk; limited tickets at the box office.
Opening in 1845 to immediate critical and financial success, Mowatt's play is a satire of America's obsession with European highbrow taste and cultural distinction. Fashion was a big hit for actress-turned-playwright Anna Cora Mowatt and has since been cited as the best American comedy of the 19th century. A comedy of manners, it is a hilarious look at those who need to keep up with the latest trends in society. Mowatt's play satirizes the American enthrallment with all things European, the extravagance of the nouveau-riche, and the cost of keeping up with fashion in 1845 New York City.
Please note, Fashion is a silhouette whose outline sheds a comedic light on the same issues of class, racism, sexism, and privilege as it did almost 200 years ago. As such, this play contains potentially offensive and extreme language at times. Viewer discretion is advised.
For more information on the event, contact Dwayne T. Butchino at email@example.com or call (518) 564-2243.