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November 8, 2002

Burn This explores love, life and art

Photo: (Left to right) Jamie Price, Olivia Johansson, Justin Pickersgill, Eric Esquer.  Photo by: Margaret FriedmanThis fall California State University, Sacramento's department of theatre and dance will take a thoughtful look at what it means to be an artist with the play, Burn This. The show will run Nov. 21-24 and Dec. 5-8 in the Playwrights' Theatre in Shasta Hall. Curtain times are at 8 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays.

Lanford Wilson's dark comedy, set in a lower Manhattan loft, tells the story of three stagnant artists coping with the death of a beloved roommate and the chaos that follows when his wild brother shows up and unsettles their grieving process. Along the way, the tragedy inspires and releases the friends to move on and create the art they are capable of.

Burn This is under the direction of CSUS graduate student Margaret Morneau, and is her culminating thesis project.

"I look at this play as a masterpiece of work in characters," Morneau says.

"Each character is so interesting, and each has a trait that someone in the audience can relate to. That's why this play works so well. The best theater is always about human stories.

"The audience is going to laugh and going to cry," she says. "There are serious moments, tense moments and funny moments. It is life."

This play is not for small children.

Tickets are $13 general and $8 students, seniors and alumni. Tickets are available at the CSUS Ticket office at (916) 278-4323 or at tickets.com at (916) 766-2277.

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