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UMass New Play Lab: Attrition

Snowflakes by Dustin Chinn: Dec. 1, 2, 7 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.
Unconditional by Tatiana Rodriguez: Nov. 30, Dec. 6, 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Attrition by Nicholas Cummings: Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.
Director/Dramaturg Teams: 
Gabriel Harrell and Gaven Trinidad, Kim Euell and Judyie Al-Bilali
The Curtain Theater, Fine Arts Center

UMass New Play Lab is a crucible for new work. A professional playwright and a UMass student playwright will be given the opportunity this fall for workshop productions of their newest plays — works that represent fresh voices, big ideas, and envelope-pushing modes of storytelling. Being in the rehearsal room as directors and actors transform a script to action and words, and experiencing audience reactions for the first time helps our playwrights hone their ideas into new, sharper plays. Play Lab projects have continued on to further development in regional and New York theaters. Take part in this grand experiment!

Pay only $5 for students and seniors, $15 for general admission buys two tickets — one for each play.

Featured today:
Attrition by Nicholas Cummings

Cummings' play follows the relationship of two young men, Kyle and Max, through childhood, adolescence and adulthood. This piece discusses, education, privilege, and class issues while beautifully portraying the friendship and love between the two men.

Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $15 general admission for your choice of 2 plays. Theater tickets are available at the Fine Arts Center box office, by calling 1-800-999-UMAS or by visiting the box office online.

Special thanks to the Hotel UMass, which is the official provider of accommodations for UMass New Play Lab artists.