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UCSB Department of Theater & Dance Presents: Untitled IV by Ruth Markofsky

a LAUNCH PAD preview production
by Alison Tatlock
directed by Risa Brainin

Dates: FEB 27 – MAR 8
Feb 27 – 28, Mar 1, 6 – 8 @ 8:00 pm
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm

Hatlen Theater, UC Santa Barbara

$17 General Admission
$13 Students, Seniors, UCSB Faculty/Staff/Alumni

Tickets for the first two preview production performances of Untitled IV by Ruth Markofsky (Feb 27 &28) are only $10! Enter the promotion code: 14LAUNCHPAD Special in the box on the left then click “GO” before you select the date of the performance. Faculty and Staff are eligible for discounted tickets for every performance!

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(phone) – 805.893.7221

LAUNCH PAD, under the direction of Professor Risa Brainin, once again brings an exciting “Preview Production” of a new play to the Hatlen stage. This year, the program is pleased to present Alison Tatlock (writer of HBO’s In Treatment and ABC’s Betrayal) and her play, Untitled IV by Ruth Markofsky. The central character of Ruth will be played by Professor Anne Torsiglieri. Also included in the cast are Lit Moon company member Victoria Finlayson and four student actors from the department.

Untitled IV by Ruth Markofsky is about place and family – the kind we’re born into, and the kind that we build, sometimes haphazardly. At the center of the story is Ruth, a Boston native who has settled in Joshua Tree to build her famously expansive sculptures and raise her young son. In a moment of personal and creative crisis, Ruth summons an eclectic group of characters to grapple with questions about motherhood and loss, adoption and addiction – and the consequences, real or imagined, of putting plastic in the dishwasher.

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Promotion valid from 2/24, 8:00 am through 2/28, 8:00 pm online, in person, and over the phone.

This play contains strong language and is for mature audiences only.

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