The University of Findlay theatre
program will open its 2012-2013 season with “Gruesome Playground Injuries” by
Rajiv Joseph, American playwright.
The show will run at 8 p.m. Sept. 26-29
and at 2 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Egner Center for the Performing Arts, Powell
Tickets may be purchased at the UF Box
Office in the Alumni Memorial Union, or may be purchased at the door. Call the
Box Office at 419-434-5333. Prices are $5 for general admission, $3 for
students and senior citizens and free for UF faculty, staff and students. This
production includes adult language and content; it is not recommended for
“Gruesome Playground Injuries” is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by Dr.
Christopher Matsos, visiting assistant professor of theatre at Findlay. The
two-person play follows Doug and Kayleen, childhood friends whose lives
intersect at eight key moments over the course of 30 years. As he accumulates
the physical scars that begin to define him, the accident-prone Doug comes to
believe in the miraculous healing touch of Kayleen, whose own unending
calamities are no less taxing. “Gruesome Playground Injuries” challenges us to
ask ourselves which we would rather risk: our hearts or our necks.
Tim Sherman will portray
Doug, and Maddie Oldenburg will portray Kayleen.