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Garden City, NY, United States, 2014/01/15 - Adelphi University students in the Department of Theatre worked directly with playwright Pia Wilson in creating the first full production of Generation T, a story of the lives of two Marines who recently returned from Afghanistan.
Adelphi University students in the Department of Theatre will perform the original production of Pia Wilson’s new play, Generation T, from February 25 to March 2, 2014 in the Black Box Theater in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) located at 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. Generation T is the story of two Marines who recently returned from Afghanistan. Their lives are a blur of house parties, drug deals, and PTSD flashbacks, set against the backdrop of the upcoming 9/11 anniversary. The attitudes of those around them are a mixture of indifference and misunderstanding.
Generation T is directed by Maggie Lally, associate professor of theatre at Adelphi University. During her sabbatical she built relationships with theatres and venues that support playwrights, with the goal of bringing a new work to Adelphi for the 2013-2014 season. The students now have the opportunity to work directly with playwright Pia Wilson in creating the first full production of Generation T. The complex and challenging nature of the play allows all students involved actors, designers and technicians to have many new kinds of opportunities.
Playwright Pia Wilson has received numerous recognitions for her work. She was a 2011 Heideman Award finalist for her short play, Turning the Glass Around, and was a 2012 resident with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program. Generation T has previously been featured in the Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Future Classics reading series in June 2012.
Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets for Generation T are on sale now and are priced at $20.00. For more information about all the events at AUPAC and to purchase tickets, visit aupac.adelphi.edu. Information and tickets are also available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or boxoffice[.]adelphi.edu. Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday, from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.
About Adelphi University
Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.