UND Theatre Department announces upcoming play

UND Department of Theatre Arts will be presenting “The Aliens” by Annie Baker Sept. 29 through Oct. 3.

The play will be performed in the Burtness Lab Theater, which is located on UND’s campus just south of Gamble Hall on Centennial Drive. The play will begin at 7:30 p.m. and cost $15 dollars for adults and $5 for students.

“The Aliens” was originally performed in April 2010. It won an Obie Award for best new American play that same year. The Obie Awards, also known as Off-Broadway Theater Awards, are awarded annually by the newspaper Village Voice and the American Theatre Wing.

“The Aliens,” like Baker’s other plays, takes place in Vermont. The play focuses on two young men, DJ and Kasper, who frequently meet to discuss music and poetry. The two adopt a highschool student named Evan into their group.

“Where much contemporary entertainment pulls us along with promises of bigger, faster, and louder, Baker’s play offers up an all too rare opportunity: the chance to slow down, listen, and savor,” a UND news release said.

The play will be directed by Darin Kerr. Daniel Johnson, Joe Picardi and Matthew Evans will be playing Jasper, KJ, and Evan respectively. Please visit http://arts-sciences.und.edu for more information and contact the box office at 701-777-2587 for more information.

Sean Cleary is the news editor for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at [email protected]