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Animals & Plants

Event Type: Theatre
Facility: TAR-Theatre Centre
Presented By: School of Theatre
Description: 
WARNING: CONTAINS MATURE THEMES, LANGUAGE AND SITUATIONS. MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN. VIEW AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION.

 "Rough-spoken, raunchy, and sometimes guffawingly funny, award-winning playwright and novelist Adam Rapp does it again with ANIMALS AND PLANTS ."  

"...a lurid comic phantasmagoria of life on the underside of Middle America."  Variety

As reported in several local interviews, the impetus for the play came from Adam Rapp's own experience years back of being trapped in a hotel during a blizzard with his best friend.

The show follows Dantly and Burris as the two friends get stuck in a seedy motel room in backwoods North Carolina during a terrible snowstorm. Dantly canít remember his past which makes him something of a Pinteresque enigma and Burris fears that he doesn't exist. 

They try to make sense of their unease in terms of The Divine Order of Things. (Something they picked up from a professor-type in the local head shop along with a crush on the cute Birkenstock-wearing hippie girl who works there...)

In a haze of drugs, pizza, Right-Guard, hilarity, paranoia, and cabin fever, the boys encounter more than they bargained for on this particular trip, including: a shaved ass, a hungry bear, and predictive lactation...along with mysterious phone calls, a loaded gun, and a man who may or may not be sharpening a machete in another room. 

Adam Rappís witty and gymnastic dialogue and dynamic characters are sure to never bore you, always surprise you, and keep you clutching your sides as well as the edge of the seat. A must see.

Date: 5/30/2010
Event Information: For event information please visit: http://theatreanddance.arts.usf.edu/.
 
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Location: TAR 120
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 5:00 PM
 
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