Performance: 'Runaways'

Event Details

November 1—November 4, 2017 7:30 pm
November 9—November 11, 2017 7:30 pm
November 11, 2017 2:00 pm
November 8, 2017 10:00 am
This event does NOT occur on:
November 2

Rand Theater

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Admission: 
$15 general, $5 students and seniors

Music, lyrics and book by Elizabeth Swados

Directed by Lou Moreno, Artistic Director of New York City’s INTAR Theatre

The jittery, desperate energy of youth fuels Runaways, a gut-punch of a musical that deftly blends different musical styles from pop to hip-hop, jazz to reggae. Creator Elizabeth Swados interviewed young addicts, con artists, and victims of sex trafficking —all homeless runaways and orphans— to craft a portrait of what it’s like to be a kid on the edges of society. Their stories — angry, joyful, both childish and grown beyond their years — will stay with you long after the last brilliant note has faded.

This event is recommended for children age 14 and up.

Event Category

Theater Theater Performance