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Runaways

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.

Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $15 general admission. Theater tickets are available at the Fine Arts Center box office, by calling 1-800-999-UMAS or by visiting the box office online.