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Current Issue: March 17, 2003
Volume 38, Number 16

Play unfolds in two UNM theatres
Art and science departments collaborate

Plunda, a play created to take place in two theatres simultaneously, Rodey Theatre and Theatre X, Center for the Arts, and written by Jim Linnell and directed by Kristen Loree, will be performed March 27-29, April 2-5 at 7:30 p.m. and March 30 at 2 p.m.

Audiences will watch the play unfold from different vantage points but will follow the characters by live action and video. The video screens will create a window into the action in the other space. It is also a play that integrates a DJ, digital music, eight original songs, choreography, rope work, digital animation, digital video and a web site.

The play begs the question: what will you give up to live in this world? Two different groups of young people come into conflict over who controls a particular real and mental space represented physically by a run down, abandoned industrial building and mentally by underground art events that are sent out over the web from the site. The central character, Joseph, is an absolutist and dreamer who is obsessed with filling a void in his life.

The project has support from the Arts and Technology Center, the Department of Theatre and Dance, Media Arts Department and Computer Science Department.

March 27 is a gala performance, all seats will be $15. General tickets are $10, senior $8, and students $6, at the UNM Box Office or call 925-5858 or go to tickets.com.