This explores love, life and art
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
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,"
"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.