HFA - College of Humanities & Fine Arts view HFA submenu


Music, lyrics and book by Elizabeth Swados

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

Nov. 1, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 11 at 2 p.m.

School Matinee: Nov. 8 at 10 a.m.

The Rand Theater


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 production 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.

Enjoy a meal before or after the show — visit Dine Best for Less for meal deals at local eateries.